‘My green passport is what I have’ — Tinubu speaks on making Nigeria better


President Bola Tinubu says he still holds a Nigerian passport, hence the need to make the country a better place for all.


Tinubu spoke on Thursday at the palace of Adedotun Gbadebo, the Alake of Egbaland, in Ogun state.


The president reiterated his commitment to bringing positive change to the country.


He said with the prayers and support of all, Nigeria will be great.


 “What I ask for is prayers that will help the country and be determined to help the country, to steer the ship of the nation, build a positive team for the country and deliver on all promises we made,” he said.


“The hope is recharged, it is here. That hope will never fade. I am here still making that pledge of the campaign promise.


“Let’s be united, purposeful, no distractions. We will arrive at a positive destination for this country.


 “It is only in our hands to make history and I promise that by the grace of God Almighty, we shall reap the fruits of our labour.


“Nigeria will see positive changes as we move along.”


He implored Nigerians to bear with him and go through recent policy changes which he described as “baby steps of pain”.


“Just go through these baby steps of pain. Me too, I’m taking baby steps as the president. Not marching in a hurry. Being ready to listen, maintain an open door policy. Let the freedom flow, let confidence return to Nigeria,” Tinubu said.


 “This country is the only country we have. I’ve been a refugee. I know what it means to be a refugee in another country and my green-back passport is what I still have now. I know what it is.


“So, please, we need your prayers, support, interventions to get our people’s change of mind so that the economy, prosperity of this country being opened up will affect everyone of you positively.”


Shortly after Tinubu was declared president-elect, there were allegations that he is of dual nationality.


The allegations generated mixed reactions on social media and litigations in the courts.