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I’ll Continue To Take Tough Decisions Even If There’s Pain, President Tinubu Tells Nigerians

Tinubu reaffirms determination to make tough decisions for Nigeria’s future, prioritizing long-term benefits over short-term hardships.

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Tinubu reaffirms determination to make tough decisions for Nigeria’s future, prioritizing long-term benefits over short-term hardships.

In a high-profile meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, President Bola Tinubu reaffirmed his unwavering dedication to navigating the challenging terrain of governance in Nigeria.

VerseNews reports that the gathering, held on Thursday in The Hague, provided a platform for Tinubu to expound on his administration’s steadfast approach to policy-making.

Since ascending to the presidency in 2023, Tinubu’s tenure has been marked by a series of bold initiatives aimed at steering the nation towards economic stability and prosperity.

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From the contentious removal of the petrol subsidy to the daring move of allowing the naira to float freely, coupled with the contentious increase in electricity tariffs, his administration has not shied away from controversial decisions.

Addressing the gathering, Tinubu articulated his deep-seated belief in the resilience and potential of the Nigerian populace, emphasizing that his decisions are guided by a profound understanding of the imperative to equip citizens with the necessary tools for long-term success.

Asserting his role as a resolute leader dedicated to the welfare of the people, Tinubu pledged to persevere in making tough choices, even if they entail short-term hardships.

In his remarks, Tinubu underscored his unwavering commitment to steering the nation through challenging times, grounded in the conviction that prioritizing the nation’s long-term interests supersedes the allure of immediate gratification.

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As the helm of the Nigerian government, Tinubu’s resolve to chart a course towards sustainable development echoes his vision for a prosperous and resilient nation, underpinned by prudent governance and decisive leadership.

Describing himself as a determined leader of the people, the president vowed to continue to “take the difficult decisions that will benefit our people, even if there is short-term pain”.

“We have gone through the worst of the storms,” Tinubu said.

”I am unafraid of the consequences once I know that my actions are in the best long-term interests of all Nigerians.

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“The Nigerian Naira is one of the world’s best-performing currencies today. We took the necessary risk, and all resilient Nigerians kept faith with us.

“They will be rewarded, and the reward will only be greater as we partner effectively with you on new opportunities for development.

“As leaders, we must take decisions for the benefit of our nations, and we cannot shy away from that.”

Speaking on investment opportunities in the country, Tinubu told the Dutch government official that Nigeria is well positioned to power the clean energy future of the world, including Europe, with its high-grade lithium deposits.

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He said the West African nation offers immense opportunities across a pool of sectors, adding that his administration is deepening reforms to enhance the investment climate.

The president said Nigeria seeks robust, balanced, and mutually beneficial partnerships that will spur value-addition in areas like solid minerals.

On April 22, Tinubu departed Abuja, the nation’s capital, for the Kingdom of The Netherlands on an official visit.

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