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Tinubu Meets Dangote, Rabiu, Elumelu, Others In Aso Rock (Photos)

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President Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, met with selected members of the organised private sector at the State House in Abuja.

Naija News reports that the President met with the businessmen ahead of the planned nationwide strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) scheduled for tomorrow, Monday.

The meeting’s agenda was not undisclosed, it comes amid the government’s efforts to tackle pressing economic challenges, including the depreciation of the naira and escalating food crises.

Vice President Kasim Shettima was present at the meeting, joined by influential figures like Aliko Dangote of the Dangote Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu of BUA, and Tony Elumelu of Heirs Holdings among others.

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Governor of Anambra, Charles Soludo, and Dapo Abiodun, his Ogun counterpart, were also part of the meeting.

In a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, after the meeting, Tinubu said his government was looking for additional efforts that could help poor Nigerians in this difficult period.

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He said: “Let’s look at what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong to bring life back to the economy. Like I said, many times, the people of this country are only the people whom we have to please. And we are very much concerned from students to mothers and fathers, farmers, the traders and realise that every one of us will have to fetch water from the same well. ⁣

“We’re looking for additional efforts that might help the downtrodden Nigerians and we will provide that hope and reassurance that economic recovery is on its way. ⁣

“We are not saying that we have all the answers. But we will not be blamed for not trying. We assure Nigerians that we will do our best to get our marshall plan in place and fashion out the best economic future for this country.”

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Speaking with reporters at the end of the meeting, Dangote said the meeting discussed the economy, food security and security of the nation.

He said: “We had a very good meeting and what we discussed is generally about the economy, food security and security of the nation. We discussed everything in detail. And there is the economic presidential advisory committee which has been set up and I think this will look at all the issues and address them.

“I can’t give you all the details right now, but we are hopeful and we’re a great nation. We have what it takes to turn around the economy and we’re going to do that.

Also speaking, Elumelu said the implementation of the decisions arrived at the meeting today will help propel the country’s economy.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.