- Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria has appealed to Nigerians to forgive the present administration for the economic hardship the country is facing
- The First Lady said that there is a need for all citizens from every walk of life to join hands to ensure the country gets out of the challenges
- According to Aisha, the current economic woes of the country can be seen affecting various sectors of the economy including health, education and many others
Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari on Friday, September 30, apologised to Nigerians over the persisting economic hardship faced across the country since the administration of her husband, Muhammadu Buhari.
The Punch reports that Aisha made the apology while speaking at the 62nd Independence Day Special Juma’at prayer and Public Lecture themed ‘Shura: The Islamic Foundation of True Democracy’ at the National Mosque Conference Hall in Abuja.
She noted that while the present administration has not been a perfect one, there is a need for all, including traditional and religious leaders to work together for a better Nigeria.
All Nigerians must work together to end the hardship
The First Lady also called on Nigerians across the country to pray for a successful election and transition programme as the Buhari-led administration is making its exit from office.
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“The regime might not have been a perfect one, but I want to seize this opportunity to seek forgiveness from the Ulamas and Nigerians in general. We all need to work together to achieve a better Nigeria.
“Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, it is also noticeable that our Naira is being evaluated and the foreign exchange rate has affected our economy causing a lot of hardship and difficulties in terms of education, health and other day-to-day activities of our citizens.”
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On his part, a member of the House of Representatives, Olubukola Oyewo, has said that APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu possesses the leadership acumen to bail the country out of its current challenges.
Oyewo made the remark in a statement released by his media office on Monday, September 26 in Abuja.
He said Nigerians need a leader with wisdom, sagacity and ingenuity to manage and address the various problems facing the country.