The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Sunday, said the country was almost comatose when President Bola Tinubu came into power.
Abiodun disclosed this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
He said, “The President Tinubu-led administration has been very bold and audacious.
“They’ve taken the bull by the horns. They’ve done what no government has done in the history of Nigeria.
“Tinubu inherited an administration that was almost comatose. I believe this government is very bold and taking the bull by the horns.
“President Tinubu has been able to do what no president has ever been able to do in the history of Nigeria.
“President Tinubu deregulated the petroleum industry to save Nigerians.”
The governor, however, urged Nigerians to be patient with the President, saying he is confident in the Tinubu-led administration to tackle the challenges facing the country.
He added, “You know our President, besides being a former governor and a senator, he is also an accountant.
“So, he is someone who is very spot on and all hands are on deck to turn this economy around. We are very hopeful and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
This is coming a few days after the Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo, said the administration of Tinubu took over a “dead economy.”
Soludo stated that the Tinubu regime inherited an economy already beyond revival before it assumed office.
“I said it before. This particular government inherited a dead economy from a microeconomic point of view. This government inherited a dead horse that was seen standing but people didn’t know that it was dead. I think it’s important for Nigerians to understand this,” he said on the same programme.
Earlier this month, Tinubu while negotiating an infrastructure loan in Saudi Arabia had also stated his administration took over substantial fiscal and infrastructure deficits.
PUNCH Online reports that Tinubu took over from former President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2023.
Buhari and Tinubu belong to the same party, the All Progressives Congress.