Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun says President Bola Tinubu inherited an “almost comatose” government from his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari.
Abiodun said Nigeria was almost comatose when Tinubu came into power in May 2023.
The governor said this during an interview on Channels TV’s programme, Sunday Politics, on Sunday night.
Governor Abiodun said: “The President Tinubu-led administration has been very bold and audacious.
“They’ve taken the bull by the horns. They’ve done what no government has done in the history of Nigeria.
“Tinubu inherited an administration that was almost comatose. I believe this government is very bold and taking the bull by the horns. President Tinubu has been able to do what no president has ever been able to do in the history of Nigeria.
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“President Tinubu deregulated the petroleum industry to save Nigerians.”
He further enjoined Nigerians to be patient with Tinubu, saying he is confident in the present administration to tackle the various challenges facing the country.
Abiodun said: “You know our President, besides being a former governor and a senator, he is also an accountant.
“So, he is someone who is very spot on and all hands are on deck to turn this economy around. We are very hopeful and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
This is coming a few days after Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo, said the administration of President Tinubu inherited a “dead economy” from past administrations.
Soludo, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said Tinubu’s government inherited a “dead horse that was seen standing”, noting that Nigerians were unaware that the country’s economy was “dead”.
The governor, who blamed Nigeria’s economic woes on past violations of the CBN’s establishment law, said the apex bank failed to comply with the 2007 CBN Act.