Ekiti elders urge patience with Tinubu to fix Nigeria’s challenges

By Nudoiba Ojen

The Ekiti Council of Elders have urged Nigerians to be patient with the government to fix the accumulated problems bedeviling the country’s economy and security.

The elders express worries over the difficult and throat-cutting economic condition Nigerians are going through when they had expected relief from their long-standing pains.

The elders’ council, in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday by their president, Prof. Joseph Oluwasanmi and Secretary, Elder Niyi Ajibulu following an emergency meeting in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, appealed to President Bola Tinubu “to expedite actions in resolving the economic nightmare that is making life unbearable to most Nigerians”.

Oluwasanmi and Ajibulu, while commending Tinubu for adopting the Oronsaye report of 2012, however, urge him “not to waste time in addressing other pressing national matters like the state police and other restructuring issues”.

They stated, “We enjoin the Labour force to engage more in dialogue with the government in finding solution to the long standing economic and security quagmire that have been the bane of development of our country. We appeal to Nigerians and the Labour Force to be circumspect in their approach to the economic situation of the country at the moment”.

The elders condemned the unguarded utterances of some individuals undermining the office of the President and as well inciting and a subtle call for illegal change of government, saying “such careless utterances can cause anarchy and set the country many years back”.

The council appealed to the Yoruba “to be weary of the antics of some ethnic bigots whose hidden agenda is to subvert and discredit the Yoruba as a never do well in governance so as to get through the back door what they failed to achieve through the ballots”.

The elders, who warned that genuinely patriotic Yoruba and Nigerians would resist any attempt to destabilize the nation, cautioned any monarch or prominent figures who by their actions or utterances were unpatriotic or suggesting a military takeover.

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