February 03, (THEWILL) – Member representing Yagba Constituency, Kogi State, Elder Leke Abejide, has urged Nigerians to bear with the administration of President Bola Tinubu for at least two years, to enable its policies to manifest and benefit from their good results.
Abejide made the call on Saturday, during a grand reception organised in his honour by the Yoruba Community in Kano.
The event also featured his conferment of the title of Asiwaju of Yoruba Kano by His Royal Highness, the Oba Yoruba of Kano, Doctor Murtala Alimi Otisese.
Abejide, who is also the Chairman of the Customs and Excise Committee of the House of Representatives, said; “I have the confidence that the Tinubu administration will make the economy better for the country. I have said it before, it is like when a woman is in labour there is a lot of pain pending when she delivers.
“If You are looking at the policies they are making, you will know that we should give at least two years, I know it is a long time for people who are in hardships, but in less than two years you will see the impact, the economy is going to be transformed. I have that belief.
“In fact, the person you are talking about is an expert in the financial sector and has a lot of experience. He knows what he is doing and what the result will be. My advice to the people is that we remain patient and the result will be good for all of us,” he said.
The Asiwaju Yoruba Kano then promised the 4.5 million Yorubas in Kano that he would complete the building of the palace of Oba Yoruba of Kano.
The Oba Yoruba of Kano, Doctor Alimi Murtala Otisese, while conferring the title on Elder Abejide, thanked the celebrant for his immense contributions to the Yorubas residents in Kano through the empowerment of widows and orphans, which he said were part of the reasons he conferred on him the title of Asiwaju of Yoruba Kano.
Speaking on behalf of the Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, his Special Adviser on Yoruba Affairs, Alhaji Abdussalam Abdullatif, said the present administration in the state would continue to run an all-inclusive government in delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
Our Correspondent reports that Elder Leke Abejide grew up in Kano before he went to his native Kogi State and contested and won elections into the House of Representatives on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), in 2019 and 2023.
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