Shortly after Bola Ahmed Tinubu was sworn in as the 16th president of Nigeria, he stated in his inaugural speech that his government has no intention of continuing with the payment of fuel subsidies. His pronouncement immediately led to fuel scarcity, long queues, and chaos across the country.
The inauguration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu came with mixed feelings for different Nigerians. Guardian TV, went to the streets of Lagos to hear what negotiations have to say. And here are their views.
President Tinubu is inheriting a fragile economy, huge debt, and a divided nation. But Nigerians now look and wait with renewed hope that his experience in managing Lagos as governor between 1999 and 2007 will help stir Nigeria out of the woods.
GuardianTV went on the street of Abuja to ask what they expect from the new administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as it takes effective from today May 29.
These are the moments Kwara, Kaduna, Lagos, Zamfara, Kastina Governors take the oath of office.
When 18 incoming new governor takes over their states on May 29, 2023, they will take over near-bankrupt states. Overall, the governors who have completed their constitutionally allowed two terms plus Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, who could not secure re-election, will pass on a whopping N3.2 trillion to the new state handlers. The 19 states’ debt is about 44 percent of the cumulative $17.34 trillion owed by the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
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