The president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, would succeed if he assembled the appropriate team. This is the view of Mukhtar Shagari, a former deputy governor of Sokoto state. He stated this during an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday.
He added that Tinubu has to choose the proper individuals to work with. Therefore, the former governor of Lagos State should consider correct and honest people.
According to Shagari-
“Very easily, if he has the right team. If you are talented and the captain of a football team, if you are the only person that is talented and good, you don’t have strikers, you can hardly win any competition.
“But if you have the right people, in fact, it is the right team and strikers that will help you score the goals. So, if Bola Ahmed Tinubu does what he did in Lagos at the national level, that is expanding what he did to achieve success in Lagos, then bring in the right calibre of people.
“Bring in people who know what they are doing. People who have integrity because the brightest person can fail if he doesn’t have integrity. So, if he has the right team and people, I believe he can still do what he did in Lagos in Nigeria.”
He further spoke on the actions Tinubu should take after being sworn in. Shagari advised Tinubu to be aware of sycophants, take security seriously, and focus on the economy.
Shagari further stated that-
“First of all, he (Tinubu) must be very careful of sycophants, people who will tell him stories, people who will tell him things they believe he will want to hear. Another one is that he must take the issue of security seriously, people are still being killed, people are still being kidnapped and after that, he must look at the economy. I know he will be able to bring people who will help him build the economy”.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s two terms-eight years in office will end on Monday, May 29, when Tinubu will be sworn in.
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