President Bola Tinubu has advised Nigerians in the United States to rise beyond failure by adopting a new mindset for success in all aspects of life.
Tinubu, speaking at the Presidential Townhall Meeting with Nigerians in the Diaspora on Wednesday in New York, said Nigerians had no cause to be impoverished.
According to the Nigerian News Agency, the Townhall Meeting was organized on the fringes of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission.
Tinubu, who praised the efforts to educate out-of-school children, the healthcare program, and the need to reduce poverty, stated that Nigeria is a privileged country.
“Sincerely, we don’t have any reason to be poor, we are just poor in some leadership areas.
“That is what I harped on during my campaign. It was a very gruesome campaign but I won the election if I didn’t throw myself into it with strong determination and results, I wouldn’t have won.
“There were so many hurdles on my way that would have stopped me. I refused to be stopped, you can do the same as many of you here who are contesting elections”, the President said.