The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged Nigerians to wait for the benefits of the government’s economic policies to trickle down gradually.
Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the group’s executive director, issued the call in a statement on Friday in Lagos.
Experts have praised the deregulation of Nigeria’s oil industry, but this positive development must not be free.
It has forced the pricing of petroleum products to be set by competitive markets around the world.
Since the Nigerian government was not responsible for the most recent price hike from N488 to N617, this suggests that it is no longer in a position to do so.
Good news is that we have a sensitive administration that cares about the condition of the average citizen, he remarked.
He continued by saying that the president had made it clear that the current difficulty must not suffocate the people.
Since “no gain” is possible “without pain,” he continued, “palliatives are being prepared to ease the pain.”
MURIC urged Nigerians to hang in there till relief measures were put in place, saying that the current difficulties are a true test of faith and patriotism.
He argued that protests and the deliberate destruction of public property, as well as the robbery of shops and businesses belonging to innocent Nigerians, were no longer viable options.
He urged Nigerians to support the Tinubu government.
We have witnessed his decisive and practical actions in addressing Nigeria’s economic challenges.
He urged for the people of Nigeria to “endure, have faith in the leadership, and patiently forbear” for the country.
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