Hardship: Don’t blame Tinubu, present administration inherited unhealthy economy – Akpabio 


President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has said the economic situation inherited by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration, which has caused the current economic hardship in the country could be likened to a mirage, just as he pleaded for patience from Nigerians.

Akpabio stated this in his remarks at the thanksgiving service in honour of Senator Barinada Mpigi at St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Koroma Parish, Diocese of Ogoni, Saturday. 

A statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the Senate President, Mr. Jackson Udom, quoted Akpabio as saying:”The crowd here proves that Senator Mpigi is truly a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator. In the 10th Senate, God has melted us together because we see ourselves as Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and not of any political party.

Akpabio added that, “The economic situation that President Bola Tinubu inherited on assumption of office was very unhealthy and could be likened to a mirage. The actions and policies taken in the past by the relevant institutions have caused these hardships and despite all these, we will not let you down. Just be patient with the federal government. The rots of the last 60 years can’t be addressed in just seven months of the Tinubu administration,” he said.

Akpabio described Mpigi as “a worthy son of Ogoni land. We are here because you are a worthy son of Ogoni land. Your father trained you well. It is a good thing to remember your foundation. Many have died along the way and that is why I commend you for this thanksgiving service. “

He thanked the former governor of Rivers state and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, for his support for President Tinubu, saying, “it is your support that made the South south to produce the first minister of the FCT.”

In his brief remarks, Wike thanked Akpabio for leading the entire Senate to Rivers state and appointing for the first time, an indigene of the state to chair the Senate Committee on Works.