Letter to the President-Elect on Key Issues Affecting Nigeria

Dear Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu,

I am writing to extend my congratulations on your recent victory as the President-Elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am confident that your leadership will usher in a new era of progress and prosperity for our beloved country.

The purpose of my letter is to address certain issues that have been of concern to me and to the Nigerian youth population. As you know, the youth are the bedrock of any nation, and their active participation is critical for the growth and development of our country.

We hope to see more young people involved in the affairs of the nation, with new ideas and fresh perspectives that will lead to a better and more successful Nigeria. Therefore, I urge you to consider the inclusion of young people in your cabinet.


One of the pressing issues facing Nigeria today is insecurity. In my view, the creation of Federal Police, State Police, and Local Police would help to address this issue. With a police force that is more familiar with their local environment, they would be better equipped to detect and address any security threats before they escalate to a national level.

While there may be concerns about the potential for abuse of power by state governments, I believe that a system of checks and balances can be put in place to ensure that such abuse does not occur.


Another critical issue that requires your attention is the state of our educational institutions. As you are aware, strikes by university staff have become an all-too-common occurrence. I suggest that universities be allowed to generate their revenue, with government support in the form of increased school fees and student loans to help those who cannot afford to pay.

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Loans could be granted based on the cost of tuition for each program, and the disbursement of funds could be tied to the student’s NIN. Additionally, it would be helpful if teachers were provided with better compensation packages to attract top talent to the profession.


Finally, I urge you to appoint individuals with relevant skills and experience to key positions in your government. This will ensure that things run smoothly and effectively and minimize any potential for problems or bottlenecks. I have faith in your ability to govern effectively, based on your achievements in Lagos.

However, I implore you to stay clear of old cabals and recycled leadership, and instead, embrace fresh and new ideas to move our country forward.

Thank you for your time and attention to these important matters.

Sincerely, Yakubu Simon