In a recent statement, Tinubu reassured Nigerians of his genuine intentions to support, rather than harm, the nation during these challenging economic times.
“I came here to help, not hurt the people and nation that I love,” he said.
Acknowledging the current tough patch the economy is going through, he empathized with the hardships faced by households and businesses, citing the rise in fuel and food prices as significant concerns.
His words: “Our economy is going through a tough patch, and you are being hurt by it. The cost of fuel has gone up. Food and other prices have followed it. Households and businesses struggle.
Expressing his love for the people and the nation, Tinubu admitted that the situation might seem anxious and uncertain. Despite the difficulties, he emphasized that he had explored all available alternatives to alleviate the burden but found no viable options. Restating his commitment to making a positive impact, he reiterated that his purpose was to lend a helping hand, not to inflict harm on the nation he deeply cares for.
“Things seem anxious and uncertain. I understand the hardship you face. I wish there were other ways. But there is not. If there were, I would have taken that route as I came here to help, not hurt the people and nation I love.