BREAKING: Details of Tinubu's Meeting With Service Chiefs, Others, Emerge Amid Nigeria's Challenges

BREAKING: Details of Tinubu's Meeting With Service Chiefs, Others, Emerge Amid Nigeria's Challenges

  • Amid severe hardship, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has promised that Nigeria will have a bountiful harvest season in the coming months
  • Addressing top government officials in Abuja, President Tinubu said Nigeria has "crossed the rubicon"
  • The president reiterated that he is tirelessly working for Nigeria and "has a good heart for the nation" journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism and governance.

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday, March 19, said the Nigerian economy is taking a turn for the better.

As reported by The Punch, Tinubu promised that Nigerians will “all smile once again” in the coming months.

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Nigeria is battling the challenges of terrorism, insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, farmers-herders crisis, ethnic agitations and economic sabotage. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Nigeria: Tinubu optimistic about better future

He stated that some countries have also experienced worse economic challenges lately.

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Tinubu, who was represented by his lieutenant, Kashim Shettima, made these remarks when he hosted service chiefs, cabinet members, and other top government functionaries at the Aso Villa in Abuja, for a Ramadan Iftar (the meal eaten by Muslims to break their fast).

The president's words:

“Luckily, the economy is turning the corner. By the grace of God, in the coming months, we will have a bountiful harvest season and we shall all smile once again.
“Honourable ministers, service chiefs, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, we have crossed the rubicon and the nation is on its path to sustained growth. Some nations have gone through worse cases in the annals of their history than us."

Describing Ramadan as a season of forgiveness and generosity, Tinubu called for prayers for the “restoration of peace and stability in the country.”

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He said the overlap of Lent 2024 and Ramadan “buttresses the fact that what binds us together exceeds what separates us.” reports that Nigeria is currently experiencing arguably its worst economic crisis in a generation, leading to widespread hardship and anger.

Indeed like many nations, Nigeria has experienced economic shocks from beyond its shores in recent years, but there are also issues specific to the country, mainly driven by the reforms introduced by President Tinubu when he took office in May 2023.

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Earlier, reported that a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said President Tinubu has all it takes to get Nigeria out of its current mess.

Podar Yiljwan Johnson, a former governorship aspirant in Plateau state, said Tinubu is struggling to fix Nigeria's grappling economy because the nation is currently at war with itself.


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at