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Afenifere sets agenda for Tinubu

Afenifere calls for restructuring before 2023 elections

The pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has expressed hope that the inauguration of a new government in Nigeria under the leadership of Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29 will herald a new lease of life in the country.

The affirmation was contained in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the organization, Jare Ajayi on Sunday night.

According to the pan Yoruba organisation, the new President, by his antecedents, has what it takes to take Nigeria to a greater height.

Afenifere said it was confident that Tinubu will assemble a goals-getting team that will enable him translate his dreams for new and better Nigeria into reality.

He the group advised Tinubu that the immediate task before him should be to calming the fray nerves among various sections of the country, restoring security and safety of lives and properties, shore up the economy, revamp our collapsed educational system, overhaul the dilapidated infrastructure, create jobs and restore the dashed hopes of youths in the country.

Tinubu was also charged to try and set Nigeria on the path of industrialization and bring her into the comity of most advanced countries in the world in social, economic and political terms within the shortest time possible.

The spokesman further stated that for the above to be achieved, the new President needs to consider some key areas which deserve urgent and critical attentions.

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According to the statement, “These areas are insecurity, economy, rekindling a sense of unity and patriotism among Nigerians, revamping agriculture, power, health and infrastructure.

“Cutting down the cost of governance is one of the ways to start with. Doing so, without favouritism will make resources available for critical sectors, block cesspools for corruption and make public officials to be more productive. Incidentally, both and his Vice, Senator Kashim Shettima are well suited in this respect going by their experiences as former governors, former senators and equally importantly, their educational backgrounds.

“Tinubu studied Accountancy at Chicago State University in America while Senator Shettima studied Agricultural Economics at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.”

He call on groups who are agitating for their own nation states like Biafra, Oduduwa Republic etc to give Tinubu’s administration a chance.

“We heard of some youths who, earlier on Sunday eve of the inauguration of Tinubu administration infiltrated Amuludun Radio station in Moniya, Ibadan to declare a ‘Yoruba Nation.

“We consider this as inauspicious and ill-timed. We therefore call on all those who are agitating for carving out different countries out of Nigeria to give the new administration of Bola Tinubu a chance.

“We are confident that he will calm fray nerves by building a country in which everyone would have a sense of belonging”, the statement added.