The president has tasked his ministers to work quickly as a team to move this country forward quickly.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has tasked his cabinet of newly elected ministers to hit the ground running and work hard to turn the fortunes of the country.
His excellency said this on Monday while addressing the cabinet members at the opening of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.
The president said, “We have talents, we have the level of intellectuals and capacity to turn this country around. You and I know that the expectation is high. Therefore we must work hard, commit ourselves and create a buoyant economy that will serve every Nigerian.”
Tinubu stated further that the ministers could move the country forward quickly if they worked as a team and stayed focused in the discharge of their responsibilities.
“Every one of you is a member of this team, we can do whatever we want from our areas of responsibility but it all depends on you. If you stay focused, we will all arrive at a better destination and the country will be better for it,” he said.
He also mentioned that the natural endowments of the country must be properly harnessed to ensure a better life for the citizens of the country.
“We must unlock the energy and natural resources of this country. We must start to produce for ourselves, dig ourselves out of the woods, focus on education, healthcare, and make social investments that are essential for the development of our people.
“Our priority areas are defined in our economic programmes. Every area is our priority and you belong in the driver’s position to realise and make that priority a fulfilling promise to the entire nation and the continent of Africa.
“We must achieve the economic growth that is expected of us. We must feed our people, we must leverage on what we have and grow more to satisfy Nigerians,” he said.
In conclusion, Tinubu assured Nigerians that he would continue to listen to the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians and make corrections where necessary.
“I am ready to listen. Like I said to the Nigerian Bar Association yesterday, I am ready even for corrections because only God is perfect. Don’t be afraid to make a decision; that’s the problem of leadership.”