Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has emphasized the necessity of patience and systematic efforts in implementing the ongoing reforms undertaken by President Bola Tinubu administration.
The governor stated this on Wednesday after paying a courtesy visit to the First Lady, Mrs Remi Tinubu, at the State House in Abuja.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said the President was taking the country to a level where every Nigerian can be comfortable, hence, it requires hard decisions and systematic efforts by the government, as well as a lot of patience on the part of the citizens.
“We have to continue to encourage and support him and encourage our citizens as well so that we see a bright light down the tunnel. Not doing anything is not an option.
“So, in the course of doing things differently, there will be a belt up here, there will be tightening there, but at the end of the day we believe the result that comes out of those reforms will improve the quality of life. And make things a lot better for our citizens, and the economy will continue to grow in the direction that we are all appreciative of,” the Lagos governor stated.
According to a statement by the media aide of the First Lady, Busola Kukuyi, Sanwo-Olu also applauded the First Lady for her intervention in empowering women and other vulnerable groups in the society through her pet project, Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI).
The interventions of the initiative in the education sector include a National Scholarship Programme which was recently flagged off in Abuja with 43 beneficiaries selected from across the nation, women ICT training and other empowerment programmes in agriculture and social investment.
The governor noted that the efforts will complement similar policy objectives of the President Bola Tinubu Renewed Hope Agenda, as well as serve to reassure Nigerians.
“We have to encourage her on the Renewed Hope Initiative which we have all heard about, which she is championing with other First Ladies and of course the wife of the Vice President, because it complements what Mr President is doing.
“I think she is really great with her focus on schools and to be able to provide succour for the people that are vulnerable,” Sanwo-Olu added.