By Abdullahi Mohammed, Abuja
President Bola Tinubu assured at the weekend that he was determined to ensure that the full potential of the country is realized for the benefit of all Nigerians.
The President said this in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, while fielding questions from journalists after performing Umrah exercise.
He said the federal government has, in the last couple of months, embarked on various reforms, programmes and policies aimed at ensuring that the country’s potential is realized.
‘’The prospect of the country is yet to blossom to the level that we require. It needs hard work and consistent prayers by each and every one of us. We are committed to use our strength to bring out this potential for the benefit of all Nigerians.
‘’That’s why we are here and May Allah accept all our prayers, individually and collectively, for the good of the nation and its people. There is the need for me to thank God for what He has done for me.
‘’For His guidance, His blessings and His answers to my prayers and the country’s prayers and for the good of all humanity. I have to give thanks to God at every opportunity,’’ he said.
The President is being hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at its Royal Palace in Makkah.
He performed the lesser Hajj under the guidance of a special cleric attached to him, Sheikh Dakilullah Al-Makky.
Sheikh Dakilullah Al-Makky and the Chief Imam of the State House Mosque, Sheik Abdulwahab Suleiman also offered prayers at the end of the Umrah exercise.
The President was accompanied by Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina state, Governor Mohammed Umar Bago of Niger state, Minister of Budget and Economic Planning Mr Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, and Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPCL Mr Mele Kyari.