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Tinubu ‘Nigeria in difficult but encouraging situation,’ APC leader says

Tinubu made the comment after being honoured with a Doctor of Business degree at the convocation ceremony of the University of Abuja on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said that Nigeria is in a difficult but encouraging situation.

Tinubu made the comment after being honoured with a Doctor of Business degree at the convocation ceremony of the University of Abuja on Saturday, February 27, 2016, Punch reports.

“Nigeria stands in the corridor between greatness and failure; between progress and collapse; between hope and despair,” the APC leader said.

“Our fate depends on whether we would summon the courage to take the bold steps and move in the direction. We must turn our present challenges into opportunities for the re-engineering of our nation’s economic challenges.

“If you ask me to describe the state of the nation, I would say it is a difficult but encouraging one. We are emerging from a period of great moral uncertainty, where vice and virtue were too often indistinguishable and too often confused, one for the other.

“The journey we have embarked upon will not be easy. It requires all of us to make sacrifices and persevere until we achieve. Nigeria needs some fundamental restructuring, both politically and economically; not the constant tinkering and patch-patch we often resort to.

“We must therefore begin with fundamentally restructuring of the economy if we are to rid ourselves of joblessness.”

Tinubu also urged Nigerians to return to agriculture to ensure the production of food items for domestic consumption and exports.

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