A few days ago, President Bola Tinubu reached 100 days in office as the president of Nigeria. However, there was no big celebration because something else important happened on the same day. The court made a decision about a petition against his victory in the election. The court ruled that President Tinubu can continue to be the president, and all the petitions against him were dismissed.
Now that the court case is settled and all the ministers are in place, it’s time to look at some of the promises President Tinubu made in his Renewed Hope Manifesto. We will focus on the promises that can be easily achieved.
One of the promises President Tinubu already fulfilled is removing the fuel subsidy. This means that the government will no longer help pay for some of the cost of fuel. However, people are still waiting for measures that will help them deal with the higher fuel prices. They want to know how the government will help them during this change.
President Tinubu also signed a law to create a student loan program. This means that students can borrow money from the government to pay for their education. But so far, students have not received any loans, and some schools are even increasing their fees. This is causing a lot of concern among students and their families.
In Nigeria, there are many children who are not able to go to school. They are called Almajiri, and they live with Islamic teachers. Former President Goodluck Jonathan tried to help these children by building schools for them. However, these schools have been abandoned because the current administration has not taken any action. Reports say that there are over 13.5 million out-of-school children in Nigeria.
In his manifesto, President Tinubu promised to create a task force to address the problem of out-of-school children. This task force will be led by a special person called a czar. Their job will be to find solutions to this problem and make sure that all children in Nigeria have the opportunity to go to school. President Tinubu’s promises are important for the future of education in Nigeria. It’s now up to him and his administration to take action and make these promises a reality.