The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has hailed the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for championing a redirection of the affairs of the country.
Tinubu, who spoke on Tuesday at the 8th colloquium to mark his 64th birthday in Abuja , said Nigeria had no option but to redirect its priorities and get the economy right.
“We must take the hard decision now. I salute the President, the Vice-president and the entire cabinet, that Nigeria is being redirected. There is no option for us but to revalidate our faith in our country, and take the hard decision now. Our renaissance must come from within. We have the might, we have the capacity, we have the intellect and we have the ability, ” he said.
Tinubu accused the former ruling party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of being deceptive in its presentation of facts on the state of economy.
“It couldn’t have been a better subject at the time that we have economic downturn in this country. To take this topic, we have had series of discussions, series of promises before Nigerians, in the last 50 years and particularly in the last 15 years.
“I remember the article I wrote after the launching of the book, ‘Financialism:, Fetching the Water from a Dry Well’ . It was about this commodity exchange. The deceptive government of that time announced it immediately that same week that commodity exchange has been established. It took an Ethiopian to discover their lies. But thank God we are taking it more seriously. Our future is being redirected.”