Nigerians will smile with Tinubu as president, says Al-Mustapha  

A member of the House of Representatives (APC-Sokoto), Ibrahim Al-Mustapha, says Nigerians will smile when Bola Tinubu becomes president of Nigeria on May 29.

“Glad tidings are therefore beckoning Nigerians with Tinubu as successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. By the special grace of God, everybody will smile, and Nigerians will not regret voting for him and his deputy, Senator Kashim Shettima,” Mr Al-Mustapha said.

The lawmaker, who represents Rabah and Wurno federal constituency, told journalists in Sokoto on Friday that Mr Tinubu had mastered the art of governance. He recalled that the president-elect achieved a good economic balance in Lagos as governor.

“Lagos is a mini Nigeria. It is the fifth-largest economy in Africa that boasts of 70 (sic) countries. He was also able to hugely transform the internally generated revenue system in the state, hence was able to achieve a myriad of development,” stated the Nigerian legislator.

He explained that Mr Tinubu would take deliberate steps to reduce the current deficits status of the nation’s economy and shore up the overall revenue generation to develop Nigeria.

Mr Al-Mustapha further stated that the president-elect would overhaul the entire Nigerian system, including the civil service, education, agriculture, and health.

He explained the insecurity in the country “requires multidimensional approaches comprising kinetic and non-kinetic issues,” pointing out that the “root causes of the various security challenges” must be identified and resolved.

Mr Al-Mustpha mentioned that a new Sokoto would be heralded with the emergence of Governor-elect Ahmed Aliyu.

“It is a reincarnation of the government of the former governor of the state, Senator Aliyu Wamakko who held sway between 2007 and 2015,” the federal legislator stated. “There was colossal development in all the sectors of the economy of the state ranging from agriculture, education, economy, science and technology, health, water resources and housing, among others.”


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