President Tinubu solving problems ignored by Buhari - Ladoja

Prominent Ibadan politician, Sen. Rashidi Ladoja, said President Bola Tinubu is solving the problems ignored by his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari.

Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo State, made the statement on Wednesday at his Ibadan residence while interacting when newsmen after the Eid prayers.


He urged Nigerians to be hopeful of a greater and more prosperous Nigeria under Tinubu.


Ladoja, who doubles as the the Otun-Olubadan of Ibadanland, praised Tinubu for a good start and expressed support for all the decisions his administration had made so far.


He urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the government, noting that Tinubu, irrespective of his perceived shortcomings, would make a difference.


Ladoja said that things might be difficult initially but hard decisions needed to be taken before Nigerians could expect succour.


“With the new government, abundance will start coming in. It may look difficult, but hard decisions have to be taken before we can expect succour.


 “I am in support of the decisions taken so far by the Federal Government because we need to readjust and rejig Nigeria. It is not a question of palliatives but how to redistribute wealth,” he said.


Ladoja said that most of the issues being tackled by Tinubu now were things people had complained about to former President Muhammadu Buhari without any response from him.


The former governor assured that Nigeria would be better if corruption was eradicated and expressed optimism that Tinubu knew what he was doing.


“If we take away corruption, we don’t need to police the people before they police themselves.


“We don’t need to police the borders again because of petroleum products smuggled across our borders if Nigeria is getting money that is due to it and there is no subsidy.


“It is now left for Benin Republic and other neighboring countries to collect their taxes from those who bring the products into their country,” Ladoja stated.


Ladoja and Tinubu were senators on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the aborted Third Republic.