The Presidential Spokesman Ajuri Ngelale has said that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is not a magician with magic wand that will solve the country’s problems, in a twinkling of an eye.
According to the Presidential Special Adviser on Media and Publicity who spoke on the aftermath of his principal’s G-20 Summit attendance in India said it would take time to tackle the challenges facing Nigeria.
“Nigerians are very brilliant people. They understand that you don’t have magic wand solutions to their problems which have been in place for over a period of more than 50 years.
“They know that when you inherit a deficit you have to take out that deficit. That is why the president has been very consistent in his doings during campaigns and now in office. He did it in Lagos,” he added.
“He brought out a master plan. He said if we painfully and diligently implement this master plan it would take us there. And we know what Lagos is today. The President has distributed palliatives to states and now is trying to crush energy costs.
But Ajuri said the present development does not mean it would be “business as usual”.
“Every agreement comes with mutual responsibility. There is no free lunch. What I mean by that is the notion that floodgates will open up and we go back to business as usual,” he maintained.
“That is not what Nigerians should expect. I want to be very clear about this so that everybody can understand.”
“Just a few bad eggs among our people giving a bad name to all of us which was a major sticking point as to how we got to this point,” the presidential aide added.
“So, what we have done as part of this process is to put in place measures to ensure there is effective diligence done on the part of both sides.”