Be patient with my baby steps, Tinubu begs Nigerians

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday appealed to Nigerians to be patient as he works assiduously to find solutions to the many challenges facing the country.

Tinubu said he is taking baby steps in his drive to fix the country, inviting all to join him in the baby steps to retooling Nigeria.

The President spoke at the palace of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, during a private visit to the Paramount and other traditional rulers in Ogun Central in appreciation of their support during the build up to the February 25 presidential election he won.

At the Palace with Oba Adedotun to welcome Tinubu and his entourage were former Governor Aremo Segun Osoba; former Governor Ibikunle Amosun; Senator Shuaib Salisu, Hon. Olumide Osoba, Hon. Tunji Akinosi; the Olota of Ota, Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege; former Reps member, Adekunle Adeyemi, members of Egba traditional council of chiefs among others.

Tinubu assured he remained determined to deliver on all campaign promises, and called for prayers after achieving his ‘Emilokan’ prayer point.

“Let’s go through this baby steps of faith. I am taking baby steps as the President. Let’s not be in a hurry. Be ready for this. Maintain an open-door policy. Let the freedom flow. Let the confidence return. This country is the only country we have. I’ve been a refugee and I know what it means to be a refugee.

“Having achieved the prayer point of ‘Emilokan’, what I ask for is prayer for this country. I am determined to help this our country, to steer the ship of the nation and to deliver on all promises that were made.

“I am here still making that pledge of the campaign promises. There’s no difference between us and any other member of the Nigerian public. I said it in France, that we are children of the same parents, living in the same house but we are only sleeping in different bedrooms. Just recognize that.

“Let’s be united, no distractions. We will arrive at a positive destination in the country. It’s all in our hands to make history and I will do that. By the grace of God, we shall reap the fruits of our labour. Nigeria will see positive changes.

“I was determined to be here to say thank you to a great leader, Oba Gbadebo and to all of us here present.

“Aremo ( Olusegun Osoba) well done; Dimeji Bankole, well done, (Ibikunle) Amosun, well done. Chairman of our party, I’m grateful, at least, we delivered despite the hardship of no money, no fuel; I credit you.

“This visit, I didn’t know that it will be like this. I only wanted to sneak in and sneak out; Now I know exactly what it is to be a president. It is awesome.

“The hope is recharged right here. That hope will never fail. That hope will recharge your light…

“Please, we need your prayers, we need your supports, we need your interventions so that the economic prosperity of this nation being opened up will affect everyone of you positively,” he said.