President Bola Tinubu has said Nigeria needs leadership that would make tough decisions in the present for a desirable future.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the president made the remark while addressing a delegation of South East Muslim leaders on Friday.
The delegation was led by the president of the Ummah, Rasaki Oladejo, at the State House, Abuja.
The president noted that the policies and programmes of his administration are aimed at achieving a fairer, better and honest society where hard work is rewarded and where laziness reaps little.
“It is about our future. We must guarantee our future. Almighty Allah will not give us a burden that we cannot bear,” Tinubu said.
“He has put us here for a purpose. It may look difficult; even rough, but it will get better. We avoided it (removing the petroleum subsidy) for 40 years.
“We are all going through the pain now, but for Nigeria not to collapse, we had to remove the subsidy.”
President Tinubu also commended the leaders for their prayers and support, assuring them that his administration is determined to empower the youth with skills and create an enabling environment for them to prosper.
Oladejo commended Tinubu for his courage in removing the petroleum subsidy and for initiating necessary reforms, even when they are difficult.
“There had been no leader, military, or civilian that could break this hard nut of removing petroleum subsidy for us to grow as a country. You have done it. God will see you through,” Oladejo said.