A leading chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Media Director of APC Presidential Council, Canada Chapter, Dr Abiola Oshodi, says Nigeria needs a financial engineer like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
He said the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, when he governed Lagos State, significantly increased the State’s revenue and laid the foundation for its current financial stability.
Oshodi, an APC stalwart, in a statement, said voting Senator Tinubu as president in the 2023 poll, would address financial challenges that Nigeria is currently going through.
He explained that the country’s increasing debt profile occasioned by low collection of revenue was worrisome and must be tamed by the country’s next president, hence the need for electorate to vote Tinubu.
“ This is the same revenue problem that Senator Tinubu met in Lagos when he assumed office as governor of the state, a challenge that he promptly dealt with and if elected and sworn in by May 29,2023, he would tackle the revenue challenges facing the country,” he said.
The APC chieftain noted that government at various levels, including President Muhammad Buhari had repeatedly pointed out the revenue challenges that the country was going through, adding that President Buhari himself, during the presentation of the 2023 budget, affirmed that Nigeria’s debt service to revenue ratio needed close attention.
The Media Director of APC Presidential Council, Canada, stated that Tinubu is the most outstanding personality among his co-contestants.
“When Senator Tinubu assumed office in 1999, the Lagos State Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) was said to be a paltry N600 million per annum.
Today, because of the restructuring, innovativeness and the necessary policies as well as strategies he took which successive administrations, Lagos State annual IGR is now N753 billion according to the latest figures by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics( NBS),” he stated.
According to Dr Oshodi, Asiwaju Tinubu has promised to do more if elected as president of the country, asking Nigerians to believe in the APC presidential candidate.