Bamidele Greets Muslims, Says Unity, Patriotism Required for Nigeria to Attain Stable Economy, Security

  • By Demola Atobaba

The Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has assured Nigerians that their future and prosperity remain guaranteed under Bola Ahmed Tinubu leadership, bearing in mind the mileage that has been covered in redirecting the nation to the path of economic and security recoveries.

Bamidele, who saluted the Muslims for their steadfastness, said under Tinubu’s presidency, the Naira has made 42% gains in the international market within a spate of two months, while the cankerworms of insecurity were gradually abating due to shrewdness and ingenuity being displayed by the federal government.

The Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, appealed to Muslims adherents to rally support for Tinubu by allowing the lessons garnered during Ramadan to guide their actions to the path of religious tolerance, propriety, piety and love for individuals and the nation at large.


Bamidele said these in a statement made available to TopNews in Abuja on Wednesday, congratulating the Muslims Ummah on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr.

The Senate leader posited that Muslims adhering strictly to the tenets of Ramadan would help in taming some human challenges confronting the nation through promotion of patriotism, honesty, honour and unity.

According to him, “Ramadan, I strongly believe, has again reminded us about the essence of forgiving others, ministering of compassion to the less privilege, respect for human dignity, promoting peaceful co-existence and upholding propriety and piety in all facets of life, which we must all embrace irrespective of our ethnic and religious leanings.

“These lessons are not meant for the period of Ramadan fasting only. Also, they are indeed principles and values, which should always guide and shape the life of every Nigerian, the quest of all businesses and conglomerates, the timeless task of building our fatherland as well as the decisions of the governments at all levels.

“Now that Ramadan has come to an end, these lessons should reflect in the way we support our governments to resolve the myriad of internal challenges that we are collectively as a federation.

“It should reflect in the way we intercede the more for this federation to sustain the gains of economic stability and political cohesion that we have started experiencing in recent times.

“It should also reflect in our approaches to conducting businesses; running governments at all levels and discharging civic responsibilities on a daily basis. Since the sustained implementation of pro-people macro-economic policies under this government, stability has started returning to economic and fiscal spaces.

“As against ₦1,900/$ in February 2024, the value of Naira is ₦1,117.5/$ as at Wednesday. This represents a gain of about 42% within the spate of two months. Besides, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has settled $7 billion valid foreign exchange backlogs.

“The federal government has paid back a whopping sum of ₦4.83 trillion out of ₦30 trillion ways and means it obtained from the CBN. And the flow of foreign direct investments is improving by the day. With these indices, the consumer price index, which measures inflation, will no doubt begin to drop significantly by mid-year as we sustain the drive for economic and fiscal stability”.

Promising the commitments of the federal Lawmakers collaborating with the executive to attract prosperity to the nation, Bamidele said the National Assembly shall be patriotic in the discharge of its lawmaking and oversight functions for smooth running of government.

“At the National Assembly, we are committed to providing much-needed parliamentary buffers that always support key public institutions to efficiently discharge their mandates consistent with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

“Sustaining our drive for economic stability, political cohesion and social inclusion no doubt demands the outright adherence to the core essence of Eid-el-Fitr, which in entirety forbids the sabotage of government policies, the quest for profiteering, the exploitation of our collective resources and the sponsoring of internal disharmony, all in the name of selfish interest and political aspiration.

“Happy Eid-el-Fitr Celebration to all my Muslim Brothers Nationwide”.

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