First Lady Remi Tinubu has charged Nigerians not to wait for the government to do everything for them.
“We cannot wait for the government to do everything,” Mrs Tinubu said in a statement after hosting the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) in her office at the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Her statement comes amid severe economic hardship occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy after President Bola Tinubu assumed office on May 29.
Mrs Tinubu urged Nigerians to be compassionate to others as the effects of subsidy removal continue to bite harder.
“We must lend a helping hand to everyone around us,” she added, urging women to instil in youth good moral values.
“The youth must realise who they are, their true identity as Nigerians and not the borrowed foreign culture. I remember that growing up, when there is a birthday party, we all as children would eat from the same tray, and this enhanced our oneness then. At that time, the whole village raised a child,” she stated.
Meanwhile, analysts have adjudged Mr Tinubu’s subsidy removal policy as good for the economy.
But the delay in providing palliatives to cushion the ripple effects of the policy has left many criticising it as prices of food and other commodities continue to skyrocket.