President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has stated that he never imagined himself as Nigeria’s President.
According to a statement provided by presidential spokeswoman Dele Alake, the President revealed this when addressing the class of 1999 Governors in Aso Villa’s council chamber in Abuja.
The ex-governors gathered at the State House to express solidarity with Tinubu, who served as governor of Lagos State from May 1999 to 2007.
“As governors, we sat in this Council Chamber. All I desired was democracy and the country’s salvation. I never saw myself as President, but God Almighty has brought me here. My dedication to that democratic principle is unshakable. I am both overwhelmed and honored by the number of people present. My door is always open. You are my counselors. We went into the pond and fought a pig. We got filthy and then cleaned up. “That’s why I’m here today,” he explained.
While emphasizing that the country would not make meaningful development unless electricity was fixed, President Tinubu guaranteed that his administration will harness gas resources and explore every option to ensure steady power generation and supply.
On security, the President, who had previously met with Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum to evaluate the situation in the North East, urged Nigerians, particularly those in Plateau State, to adopt dialogue to resolve issues.