Atiku Names 1 Problem President Tinubu Must Address in 2024

Atiku Names 1 Problem President Tinubu Must Address in 2024

  • Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president, has called out President Bola Tinubu-led federal government to tackle the issue of economic hardship in the country
  • The PDP presidential flagbearer in the 2023 election posited that Nigerians would have been better if its has taken a different pathway
  • Atiku then call for a well-though out economic policy that will put the common man in the centre of Nigeria's developmental growth journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president, has called on President Bola Tinubu-led federal government to ensure that the economic hardship confronting Nigerians was addressed in 2024.

According to The Punch, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election, made the call in his new year message to Nigerians.

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Atiku asks Tinubu to address economic challenges Photo Credit: Atiku Abubakar, Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Twitter

Atiku sends out new year messages

The PDP leader disclosed this in a statement he released on Sunday, December 31, where he offered praises to God and "a heart full of gratitude” as the country entered the new year.

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Atiku maintained that the 2023 was a challenging year for the country as well as the lessons for the failure.

The former presidential candidate said:

“The rising cost of food items, goods and services, the malfunction in our national economy and the degenerating state of our national and community security are all existential challenges that we have to face squarely in the New Year.”

Atiku calls on Tinubu to review his economic policy

Atiku also criticised the policy prescription of President Tinubu, adding that families and businesses already aware of the great tying Times that the country was currently going through. He said Nigeria would have taken a different pathway if the current administration was smarter enough.

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He called for a "well-thought out vision of national planning" that will definitely be of favourable to common Nigerians in the development drive.

Analyst reacts to Atiku's call

Reacting to the comment from the former vice president, Okanlawon Gaffar, a political analyst, while speaking with, said call was very important as the situation of things in the country needs strategic intervention. He said:

"Atiku was right and the federal government needs to ensure that its economic policies are people centered. Cost of living in the country is very expensive at the moment and the common people are the casualty."

Video: Tinubu stops security trying to interfere between him and Okoya earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu stirred reactions from Nigerians when he stopped security aides from allowing him to have a long handshake with Rasak Okoya.

The president, who has been in Lagos for the Christmas holiday, was caught in the viral video shunning the move to stop his greeting of the socialite.

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Some Nigerians who commented commended the president for separating between security protocol and long time connection.


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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: or call 08161717844