Nigerians are being asked by President Bola Tinubu to demonstrate their patriotism by loving and cherishing their nation.In his Independence Day speech on Sunday, the president made the recommendation.Tinubu urged the populace to remain united by a shared desire for “peace and progress” despite the nation’s ongoing calls for disintegration.
Let us assert right now that, as Nigerians, we are all endowed with the sacred rights and unique blessings that God has given to us as a people and as individuals, he said. Nobody is superior to or inferior to anyone other. Nigeria’s victories will serve as our defining characteristics. We will be strengthened by the struggles we have faced. And no other country or entity on the planet will be able to displace us from our proper position and future. You, dear people, own this country. Love it and treat it as your own.
On the occasion of the anniversary, Tinubu reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to improving the nation’s economic situation.He mentioned the numerous policies his administration has implemented for development that, in his words, are intended to fulfill his promise to “reshape and modernize our economy and to secure the lives, liberty, and property of the people.”
The President highlighted his government interventions to cushion the effects of the recent subsidy removal and foreign exchange unification.He announced the provisional wage increment to average low-grade workers for the next six months to ease the subsidy removal pain.“Based on our talks with labour, business and other stakeholders, we are introducing a provisional wage increment to enhance the federal minimum wage without causing undue inflation. For the next six months, the average low-grade worker shall receive an additional Twenty-Five Thousand naira per month,” he said.