Founder of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has described the President Bola Tinubu-led administration as government of unity and stability owing to some interventionist policies it has implemented so far.
Maharaj Ji stated this at a news conference to mark his 76th birthday on Thursday in Ibadan.
According to him, the present administration’s policy interventions on agriculture, education and economy, among others have shown that Tinubu is truly a nationalist.
Maharaj Ji, however, urged Tinubu to take more practical steps in the areas of education and agriculture.
He particularly urged the president to ensure that the incentives being given to farmers got to real farmers in order for the country to attain food sufficiency in no distant time.
“Those given incentives should also be effectively monitored to achieve result, and I am sure doing so will encourage more people to go into farming.
“I believe government has taken bold steps and he (Tinubu) needs prayers of all Nigerians for us to be out of the mess we have found ourselves,” he said.
Maharaj Ji said that it was too early for Nigerians to expect things to come to normal within seven months of assumption of office of Tinubu, based on the situation he met the country.
“I think it is too early to assess the performance of President Tinubu’s administration in the last seven months of coming to power, considering the situation we found ourselves before his administration came on board.
“You can see now that we have a leader we can trust. Let us, therefore, give the president a chance for things to work well,” he said.
The spiritual leader called on Tinubu to investigate the sale of some national assets, including Nigerian Airways, Ikoyi Hotel and Ajaokuta Steel Company as well as individuals who had embezzled the country’s funds to serve as deterrent to others.
He also noted that Nigeria’s constitution was not working as expected because those saddled with the implementation were sentimental in carrying out the assignment.
Maharaj Ji called on Nigerians to constantly monitor the executive, legislature and the judiciary so as to put them on their toes, for things to work out effectively in the country.
He said that the problem currently facing Nigeria was that money approved and budgeted for were oftentimes not being monitored and judiciously utilised.
Maharaj Ji, however, expressed the hope for a better Nigeria in 2024.
“I pray and believe that something good will happen in Nigeria in 2024,” he said.
The spiritual leader expressed joy and happiness for clocking 76, saying that some were not lucky to attain the age while some were not blessed with such good health. (NAN)