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Focus on security, economy, Afenifere urges Tinubu

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The leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political association, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, has called on the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to mostly focus on security and the economy when he assumes office.

Fasoranti lamented that the insecurity and economy in the country were in a worse situation, saying there was a need for the president-elect to urgently address it, particularly, through the provision of employment for the youths across the country.

The Afenifere leader gave the advice in a statement issued through his Administrative Secretary, Chief Oladiran Adesua, on Wednesday.

He said, “The security situation in the country has worsened over the last few years with Nigerians unable to travel freely on our roads and even railways, they equally feel unsafe in their homes and farms; Nigeria has never known this level of insecurity before.

“I however want to appreciate the efforts of the South-West governors and other state governors who rose up to the challenge with the introduction of Amotekun and other security initiatives to combat this menace. I once again wish to call on the President-elect to make security a priority immediately after he assumes office on 29th May 2023.

“Equally important is the issue of our economy which I believe requires urgent attention. We must immediately stem the worsening rate of unemployment in the land to curb the rising youth restiveness in different parts of the country On Saturday 18th March 2023, Nigerians will be going to the polls to elect new governors in some states and members of Houses of Assembly across the thirty-six states of the federation, I, therefore, wish to repeat our call for calm and peaceful conduct by the electorate before, during and after the elections.”

The nonagenarian elder statesman commended the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over his achievements in the office.

He called on the people of the state to go “out en-masse on Saturday to cast their votes for Sanwo-Olu,” who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state.

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