The lawmaker representing, Lagos East, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, yesterday, admitted that the economic and security challenges facing the county were daunting. He, however, expressed confidence in the capacity of the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as someone with qualities and capacities to address the challenges.
Addressing a press conference on his stewardship in the last 14 months in the Senate, Abiru said at no time in Nigeria’s recent history has the economy, well-being, peace and unity been so vigorously and persistently challenged.
He urged Nigerians not to despair but to remain hopeful, saying, “I believe that as we work conscientiously and openly, and together with unity of purpose and solidarity and with God on our side, we shall overcome all these challenges facing us.
“The next few months present a time to strive to be better people and to also leverage on the lessons of the preceding months. Importantly, it is not a time to be wasteful or careless about our economic activities, rather a time to harness every economic growth that the realities of the past years have thrown in our hands.
Urging Nigerians to participate in the coming 2023 general election by ensuring they register and obtain their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), Abiru said, “As we also know that 2022 is the penultimate year to the general elections, it is important to begin to assess our individual aspirations towards ensuring that Nigeria becomes a better place and this can only be achieved by ensuring that we all get registered as eligible voters and prepare to exercise our civic responsibilities without fears.”
He pledged to continue to provide better and robust effective representation for the people of Lagos East, saying, “I assure you that I will not let our people down. In 2022, the tempo of #DoingGood won’t wane.”
Expressing the type of qualities he expects in the person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, Abiru said, “I want someone who understands the complexity of Nigeria and one who can harness all the resources to make the country great and realise its purpose.”