The Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has appealed to Nigerians to give President Bola Tinubu’s administration the benefit of the doubt to reshape socio-economic status of the country.
Okechukwu made this appeal while interacting said with Journalists in Enugu on Sunday.
According to him, “President Tinubu may turn out to be the nullifier of our economic stagnation and the resorgimento of our Giant of Africa status, given his early signposts. ”
The DG posited that journalists, like most Nigerians, are adamant and are wittingly or unwittingly underrating President Tinubu, given “such controversial antecedents and less than transparent Presidential Poll which declared him winner that ‘there is little hope that a Daniel has come to judgment’.”
This position, he said, may be wrong, though he agreed with journalists that without prejudice, Tinubu’s presidency had shifted power to the Southern part of the country in lieu of the rotation convention which they all hold in high premium.
According to him, history has numerous records of Presidents who came to power with high expectations and ended up poorly in peoples assessment.
Okechukwu gave example of the rare courage President Tinubu, demonstrated within few days with the exit of fuel subsidy, a canker-worm; and the suspension of dual foreign exchange rate, a cesspool of corruption.