Palliatives Cannot Address The Root Cause of Nigeria’s Problem Bakare Tells Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has been changed to save Nigerians from sufferings and root out the corruption that has bedeviled the nation’s economy.

The charge was given by Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, in a broadcast titled, “State of the Nation” on Sunday 

“Mr President, even though you have announced some palliatives, let me remind you that palliatives cannot address the root cause of the problem,” Bakare said.

“Therefore, we demand that you address the root cause of the problem. Take the yoke off the neck of the poor, go after the loot, recover the loot, and retool it to the benefit of Nigerians. In simple terms, Mr President, kill corruption, not Nigerians.”

As a result of fuel price increases brought on by the removal of subsidies and the rising cost of living, Bakare’s remarks matched sentiments felt across the nation, which was expressed in a brief national demonstration and drawn-out discussions between organized labour and the Federal Government.

Meanwhile, Sen. Ajibola Basiru, National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), responded by questioning Bakare’s authority to criticize the President’s economic choices.

“I must quickly comment on what you played that Pastor Bakare said, although I don’t see him as a politician and, with respect to him, I don’t see him as even competent to say what he has said,” Basiru said.

“The fact that you are talking of palliatives does not mean that we’re not confronting the headlong of correcting the dysfunctions and imbalances in the economy. So, we’re both addressing the issue of palliative as an immediate step and addressing the fundamental problem.”

Recall that on June 7, 2022, Bakare participated in the APC presidential primary, which Tinubu won. He was a contender alongside former transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi, former vice president Yemi Osinbajo, and 12 other candidates.

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