Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on the administration led by President Bola Tinubu to articulate a clear direction for its policy projections and abandon the current approach of navigating in uncertainty in 2024.
Expressing concern over the challenges faced by many families and businesses, Atiku highlighted the intense difficulties of the present times and suggested that a more strategic approach to policy prescriptions could have led to a different outcome.
In his 2024 New Year Message, Atiku emphasized the significance of the new year as a time for reflection and necessary adjustments. While expressing gratitude to God and extending New Year wishes to Nigerians, he acknowledged the challenges of the past year and stressed the importance of learning from those experiences to better prepare for the future.
Atiku addressed critical issues such as the rising costs of food items, goods, and services, the malfunction in the national economy, and the deteriorating state of national and community security. He noted that these challenges require a concerted effort to address and overcome.
Highlighting the impact on businesses, with some companies relocating due to unclear policies, Atiku urged the government to prioritize the well-being of the common people in its development plans. He stressed the need for a well-thought vision in national planning to navigate the adversities faced by Nigerians.
As the new year unfolds, Atiku called on the current government to take proactive steps in addressing the acute hardship experienced by Nigerians. He emphasized the importance of showing a clear direction in policy projections and advised against the current approach of groping in the dark.
In concluding his message, Atiku congratulated all Nigerians on witnessing the New Year and urged everyone to double their efforts to ensure the well-being of their respective families and businesses.