President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that they would soon begin to feel the impact of his policies in their lives just as South west governors put forward suggestions on how perceptions of marginalisation could be redressed.
Mr. President spoke at the South West conference of the APC at Ibadan, where the national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun charged party members to enlighten the public that effecting change in the polity would take time.
Oyegun noted that 16 years of rot in the economy cannot be reversed in just 15 months.
President Buhari was represented by his political adviser, Senator Femi Ojudu. He said: “You all may well know, the darkest part of the night is the period before dawn. Nigeria’s dawn is about to break. We are determined to turn things around. Change is not easy, but we are not relenting until we achieve a better life for all Nigerians.
The change we advocate will be irrevocable when we are finally done. We just have to change from our old ways of doing things because things cannot be allowed to continue the way they were. Though, things may appear difficult at the moment, it will not be long before Nigerians start deriving the full benefits of the current policies of government which are designed to reposition the country and improve on the prevailing economic situation.”
Speaking further, he said: “Already, there are signs that things are turning round for the better. In the oil and gas industries for instance, investors are showing tremendous interest in building petroleum refineries. In no distant time, the issues of fuel scarcity will become a thing of the past.”