Amidst biting hunger, Gowon urges patience with Tinubu, says it’s too early to expect much

Gowon with Tinubu in Aso Rock

Former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, has called on Nigerians to exercise patience and give President Bola Tinubu time to address the country's challenges. 

Gowon made the appeal after a meeting with Tinubu at Aso Rock on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. He emphasized that it is premature to expect significant results from the President's efforts after just eight months in office.

Gowon, who advised Tinubu to disregard criticisms, acknowledged the government's commitment to tackling the nation's various issues. He urged citizens to support the administration's initiatives and allow sufficient time for them to yield positive outcomes.

He said: “I think the government is trying their best on the various problems of the country but with Nigerians, don’t you worry, you can get criticised. People out there, know better than what you know.

“I think Nigerians have to give the president time to get things really done. It is too early to sort of say the absolute result will be achieved now, so that is my opinion,” Gowon said.

A founding father of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS), Gowon disclosed that he discussed the recent issue in the West African bloc with the President.

“Luckily enough, this time he gave me opportunity to see him to discuss various matters, especially the issue of the ECOWAS problem at the moment, which I think needs to be resolved.

“And being the surviving member of the founding fathers, I think we have to discuss some of his plans in other to see what can be done to bring the matter under control.

“So, this is what has brought me here and we had an interesting discussion,” he said.

The former Head of State also debunked reports in which he said he was accused of refusing to attend an ECOWAS press conference, giving the impression that he was the one trying to sabotage ECOWAS efforts.

He insisted that it was not the case, adding that there was a mix communication somewhere but the President has told him what he was to do at that meeting. He said he would be at the ECOWAS headquarters later in the day to carry out some of the functions.

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