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Tinubu: Nigeria, A Toddler at 100

Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), has expressed discontent that after 100 years of Nigeria’s existence, it was still a toddler crawling like a baby.

He made this statement in Ado-Ekiti at the weekend, during a condolence visit to the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on the death of his deputy, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka. The ACN National leader, who responded to numerous questions from pressmen shortly after his meeting with the governor, said it was regrettable that in her 100 years, the country could not boast of any reasonable thing for her existence.

Tinubu slammed the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan stating that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan was nothing but a failure for its inability to safeguard the lives and property of citizens of the country as provided for in the constitution he swore to protect in his service to the nation.

The former governor pointed out that it was heartbreaking for Nigeria to be in the dark after its 100 years of its existence and 53 years of its Independence, saying this pointed to the fact that the present government has nothing to offer Nigerians.

He declared that, “President Jonathan and the PDP have failed in terms of security. Security is the engine room of industrial development. No country would partner with you when you are not secured. The attacks on Nigeria and its resources have caused a lot of inflation and retardation in the economy.

“If a president is clueless about security at a time he is about to celebrate the centenary of Nigeria’s existence and 53 years of Independence, he cannot by now track and identify the root cause of terrorism, it means he has nothing to offer the country.”

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