The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has said that in moving Nigeria forward, there is no alternative to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We believe in our president and I can tell you, categorically, that there is no alternative to Buhari in moving the country forward.”
Chairman, South-West Chapter of the union Tokunbo Korodo, who spoke to the News Agwncy of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that the spontaneous joyous manner in which Nigerians welcome the President for his 103-day medical vacation in London testified to the fact that Buhariis the the man of the moment and loved by Nigerians..
According to the chairman, the people came out immensely to welcome him, because they believed in him to turn around the ailing economy, adding: “it is with happiness that Nigerians came to welcome their president, after 104 days in United Kingdom’s hospital.
“The gesture showed by Nigerians is a sign that they believe in him and they have been praying for him to recover from the illness. They have hope in him that he is back to turn the country’s ailing economy round.
“Everybody is happy to receive the president back in the country.”
Korodo advised President Buhari to continue with his good work, saying: “our president should not relent in his effort in getting rid of corrupt Nigerians and also ensure that money recovered from treasury looters is pump into the economy.”
On August 19, many residents of Federal Capital Territory thronged the major roads from airport to catch a glimpse of the president who had spent 103 days outside Nigeria. Some were seen singing, dancing with banners of the president’s portraits in their hands while others jostled to take photographs of his convoy with their cell phones.