Mobilise support for economic reforms, FG tells media 

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has appealed to the media to rally public support for the bold economic reforms being undertaken by the Tinubu administration.

He said the reforms are aimed at opening vast opportunities for employment, sustainable economic growth, and prosperity for all Nigerians.

A statement Thursday by media aide to the minister, Rabiu Ibrahim, said Idris made the remarks in Abuja  Thursday at a national security conference organised by the Star Newspaper in collaboration with the Nigeria Union of Journalists.

The minister who was represented by the executive secretary of the Nigerian Press Council, Mr. Dili Ezughah, acknowledged that at the inception of any reform, adjustments and sacrifices have to be made.

 “It is understandable that with any significant change comes temporary hardship, and the reforms currently underway are no exception. However, it is important to recognise that these challenges are part of the teething problems that often accompany genuine efforts to transform our nation for the better. Let’s leverage your platforms to communicate through message of hope to Nigerians,” he said. 

While speaking on the theme of the conference, “National Security and Development”, the minister underscored the link between security and progress, stating  that security is not merely a prerequisite for development but the bedrock upon which sustainable growth, prosperity, and social cohesion are built.