- President Bola Tinubu said enough of the talking as this is the time to get to work and get Nigerians out of poverty
- Tinubu said he is willing and ready to become unpopular as he follows his promise to reform Nigeria
- The Nigerian leader stated this when he met with António Guterres, United Nations (UN) secretary-general
I'm ready to become unpopular to reform Nigeria
He stated this during a meeting with Guterres at his office in New York, United States.
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The presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, September 21.
“We are done saying too much. We seek much action. We have arisen out of poverty as individuals, but until our people have arisen out of that, we will not rest, even if it requires decisions at home that make me temporarily unpopular.”
The UN secretary-general Guterres said Tinubu’s reforms have raised “high expectations”
Guterres added that the global organisation would continue to offer support.
“Nigeria is an indispensable voice in the sub-region. We will give you every support needed for your success to be achieved. Your success is Africa’s success and we wish you well.”
Tinubu reveals how UN Can protect African nations
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Tinubu, on Wednesday, September 21, in New York, asserted that African nations will no longer accept a situation in which human rights advocacy is abused by wealthy and powerful nations and used against their economic growth.
According to a press statement by Tinubu's media adviser and publicist, the president said this while meeting with Guterres.
UNGA 78: Tinubu arrives in New York for 1st UN General Assembly outing
President Tinubu has arrived at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to attend the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Tinubu was received by the minister of foreign affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, the permanent representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande and other government officials.
The theme of this year’s UNGA is - “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Sustainability for All”.