Get ready for your swearing in, Adamu tells Tinubu

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From Romanus Ugwu, AbujaChairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, has told Bola Tinubu to get ready to be sworn in as Nigeria’s  president next year.He stated this, yesterday, at a town hall meeting between the APC candidate and stakeholders in the mining sector in Lafia, Nasarawa State.The APC chairman said his charge for Tinubu to be prepared for his swearing in was a re-echo of the stance of President Muhamamdu Buhari.“Except God, President Buhari is the highest authority in Nigeria today. Buhari has said it and it shall come to pass.”At the event Adamu asked Tinubu to be on his feet and implored the audience to join him to declare that “the APC candidate will be the next president.”He urged voters in Nasarawa and adjoining states to vote massively for the party and its candidate.He also charged Tinubu to get ready for the task to shoulder the demands of leading Nigeria.The former Lagos State governor promised to adopt issue-based campaign and the full completion, operation of Ajaokuta Steel Company and development of solid mineral sector.He equally promised to prioritise the resuscitation of the nation’s economy through development of the solid mineral sector, stating that the nation was richly blessed and could cater for itself.“We shall allow the desperate, devoid-of-substance campaigns of others engage in divisive identity politics and the promotion of untruths and ugly rumours.“We, the APC, shall continue to stand before the Nigerian people to discuss the real issues of the day and offer insight into the policy solutions we intend to deploy to solve them. In this, we remain the best and only hope for progressive good governance in Nigeria.“Few nations are as well-endowed as Nigeria, given our industrious, energetic population and our vast inventory of land, water and natural resources. Our beloved nation has abundant, commercially viable solid mineral deposits such as coal, limestone, iron ore, bitumen, lead, zinc, gold and a variety of gemstones. It is the obligation of government to use these gifts wisely to benefit the nation and improve the living standards of the average Nigerian.”Rolling out his plans for the sector, Tinubu promised to make the Ajaokuta Steel Company fully operational again, assuring that the sector would contribute more to the nation’s economy by building the GDP. “We seek to turn this economy into a more active engine of growth, productivity, jobs and income. We seek to establish a broad-based economy that ensures broadly-shared prosperity for all. Solid minerals and mining will play key roles in our campaign toward prosperity and our economic offensive against poverty and underdevelopment.”Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, said Tinubu’s engagement with the mining community would also afford him opportunity to know the economic potential of the state.He listed 20 solid minerals in commercial quantity in the state which include lead, gold, barite, marble, zinc among others.



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