The Ekiti State Governor, Abiodun Oyebanji, has urged Nigerians to exercise patience with the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the sudden hike in the pump price of petrol which had been increased to N617 per litre.
He noted that recent fuel subsidy removal must have caused Nigerians some difficulties but assured them that they would soon get the benefit of their sacrifices.
He stated this at the National Assembly during a courtesy visit to the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, the Senate leader, and all senators from Ekiti State.
Oyebanji said, “Nigerians should be patient with President Bola Tinubu, you cannot eat an omelet without breaking an egg, there is no microwave solution to our problem, you must confront these challenges head-on.
“You must thank the president for having the courage for taking the bull by the horn. If we are going to get out of this wood we must take very hard decisions.
“I just plead with Nigerians to be patient, very soon they will know that the President meant well.”
He expressed appreciation to the leadership of the ruling party the All Progressives Congress, to the President, and to the entire senate for the choice of Opeyemi Bamidele as the senate Majority leader.
The Ekiti governor stated, “He is the best choice anybody can make. Bamidele is a worthy representative from Ekiti State, we are proud of him.
“He is my brother, he is my collaborator and he has the capacity and the ability to assist the leadership of the Senate to ensure a smooth implementation of the President’s agenda at the senate.
“In Ekiti State, he has contributed immensely to political developments in the State.
“You can see us together today, we just met with all the members of the National Assembly from Ekiti, both in the Senate and in the House of Representatives on the need to align our priorities in the interest of our people.”