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Nigerians ‘in for more’, says Dele Alake on Tinubu’s two-week-old presidency

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The Special Adviser to President Tinubu on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Dele Alake says Nigerians are in for more demonstration of knowledge, courage and vision from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as his administration unfolds.

Alake also described Nigeria as refreshingly different under the new president.

He disclosed this during an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority, evaluating the 17 days old Tinubu presidency.

Commenting on the major decisions made by the 16th Nigerian President so far, Alake said: “I think it’s been very exhilarating, exciting and refreshingly different for Nigerians.”

“Infact, President Tinubu has broken all myths in this country,” he continued. “Someone did capture the essence of the last two weeks very succinctly. The man said in all his adult life, he has never seen any government hitting the ground running as ferociously and ebulliently as President Tinubu has done in the last two weeks.”

Speaking further, the special adviser said “When we are reviewing all kinds of happenings and government policies, we concluded that the title of his action plan, renewed hope, has come into reality.”

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Alake also evaluated the quality of the president’s major appointments and its impact on governance.

“The quality of the personnel he has appointed so far is an ample demonstration of his tenacity of purpose,” he said. ” As short as the list is, comprising 8 people, if you analyse and study the antecedent of each person on there, you will come to the conclusion that these are round pegs in round holes.”

“It has attempted very effortlessly to cover all areas; it is gender-compliant, geo-politically compliant, performance compliant, effective and intellectual in every area of human endeavours,” he said.

President Tinubu in his augural speech on May 29, precisely two weeks and three days ago, promised reforms in the monetary sector. In line with this, he suspended Godwin Emefiele, the central bank governor; appointed a special advisor on monetary policy; facilitated a single import and export window.

Speaking on what becomes of the new foreign exchange regime and the economy, Alake said that “In the last 48 hours, you have seen what has happened in the monetary policy; in terms of the unification of the exchange rate regime, the central bank releasing the right policies and you can also judge with the acceptance of these policies both at the national and international communities and we can see how the stock market had been jumping.”

“Infact, there’s a report about a 15-year high rise in the stock market due to the efficacy of the policies of President Tinubu in the areas of monetary policy and economy,” he continued. “We are looking forward to more, infact, he has just started.”

Furthermore, Alake said “President Tinubu encapsulates the three critical factors of leadership which are vision, knowledge and courage; all of which he has demonstrated in the last two weeks. This is just the beginning, that’s all I can say, Nigerians are in for more.”