Senator Adams Oshiomhole has stated that President Bola Tinubu-led administration will leave a legacy of being the one that turned the socio-economic and political fortunes of the nation around.
Oshiomhole stated this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday, noting that Tinubu was already laying a solid foundation for development.
According to him, the president broke the jinx in FCT ministerial appointments, by appointing the immediate former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike as the FCT minister.
“This singular move shows that anyone can become a minister regardless of their birthplace, tongue and dialect.
“For me, one of the ground-breaking decisions President Tinubu has taken is to give every part of Nigeria hope that regardless of your birthplace, tongue or dialect, you can be the Minister of the FCT.
“Many people didn’t think it was possible. We give thanks to God for giving us such a president who opens his doors to anyone who wishes to see him and who has information to share.
“We give thanks to God for having a president who has listening ears for whoever has something to tell him.
“One tree cannot make a forest; the quality of ministers and the leadership they provide in their respective ministries are what translate to whether the government performs or not.
“May this government be credited as the one that fixed what others could not fix.
“This will not be a government of lamentation, but one that will do what others failed to do,’’ Oshiomhole said.
The former labour leader however commended the President, for appointing Eng. Abubakar Momoh the Minister of Niger Delta Development, said it was a honour to Edo.
He said Tinubu had shown fearlessness and consistency with the assurance that “every Nigerian counts and is entitled to become anything in any part of Nigeria.’’
Oshiomhole claimed that it is only under Tinubu that a citizen of Edo has been appointed as Minister of Niger Delta Development.
“The president deserves resounding applause for the honour done to Edo in making a bold statement that anybody can be anything from any part of the country.
“As you can see, the president has broken so many grounds; several things that former presidents could not do, even military presidents.
“We feel proud that it is during our time as a senator on the APC platform that Edo has the privilege of nominating the Minister of Niger Delta Development.
“Let us resolve to pray for President Tinubu to continue to have the energy, the vision, the courage and above all, the open mind to give every Nigerian a sense of belonging,’’ he added.
The Senator also congratulated Momoh and applauded his consistency and support in the APC, while urging him to endure and add value to the Niger Delta region.
Oshiomhole explained that Niger Delta deserved to get value from the oil extracted from the region, saying that such would give the people joy and make the president happy, as well.
He commended royal fathers in the Niger Delta region for the honour bestowed on Momoh, with their presence at his inauguration and prayed that their blessings remained with him, to succeed in his new office.