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Presidency: Things Not working As Tinubu Wanted

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THE Presidency says things have not been working as President Bola Tinubu wanted.

The Presidency, however, promised that in the next 12 months, Nigerians would begin to see the results of the government’s efforts for the country’s benefit.

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The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said this at a meeting with a group of online editors, under the aegis of ACOE in Abuja on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

Onanuga said: “Though people complain about hardship, I told the BBC that cost of living crises exist globally.

“Maybe what is happening in the world is a cycle, and countries will have to go through certain difficulties.

“We are going through it, but this government is making serious efforts to reduce the hardships faced by our people.”

The presidential spokesperson further called on Nigerians to embrace subsistence farming to address the challenge of rising cost of food.

He added: “In 1976, former President Olusegun Obasanjo introduced ‘Operation Feed the Nation,’ promoting farming.

“In 1984, when former President Muhammadu Buhari came in, there were shortages of rice, milk, and sugar, and the government had to open warehouses to make these items available to people.

“This is not the first time we are going through this kind of crisis.

“The government is investing in agriculture to make things available and affordable, and as individuals, we also have a role to play.”

Onanuga assured the association of robust relationship towards dissemination of news in line with global best practices.

Also speaking, the ACOE Chairman, Martins Odiete, emphasised the importance of partnership with the presidential media team, at a time Nigerians were eager for essential information from the government.

He said: “In an age where information flows ceaselessly across digital platforms, this partnership is pivotal for ensuring accurate, responsible and effective dissemination of news and information.

“By working together, we can ensure that the information reaching the public serves the greater good of society.”

Odiete, who thanked Onanuga for the meeting, noted that members of the association were thoroughly screened to avoid admitting the wrong persons.

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