By Joe Udo
President Bola Tinubu has admitted that his administration is causing Nigerians hardship, saying that he needed to implement the reforms for a prosperous Nigeria.
He stated this in his Christmas message, urging Nigerians to reflect on the meaning of Christmas despite the challenges they may be facing.
The president’s message was conveyed by spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale.
The message read in part, “Christmas is a special time of the year for all of us. For Christians, this time of the year marks the birth of Jesus Christ and celebrates the hope and redemption that are the hallmarks of Christ’s life
“For people of all faiths, this is an opportunity to enjoy the company of family, celebrate life, and delight in the gifts of love and friendship that make life worthwhile.
“I am aware that the necessary reforms we are implementing to achieve a more prosperous, peaceful nation for all have imposed unique sacrifices.
“My administration will continue to implement palliative measures to ease the burden on the most vulnerable, address current hardships and alleviate the suffering of all our nation’s people.
“Hold fast and rest assured of my commitment to govern with vision, dedication, and empathy. By the strength of our joint endeavour, we will shortly emerge into a new dawn of prosperity, peace, and irreversible progress.”
The president urged Nigerians to remember the armed forces members who cannot be with their families this Christmas.
“May God bless their souls and comfort their families and loved ones,” he added.