Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has begged Nigerians to be patient with President Bola Tinubu in the face of prevailing economic hardship caused by the removal of subsidy on petrol.

The traditional ruler made the appeal during a visit to his family compound to mark the finale of the Olojo annual festival in the Oketase area, Ile-Ife, Osun state, on Monday.

The Ooni admitted that Nigerians are facing rough times.

“I know that people are passing through difficult periods in which they are not finding life easy, and truly, this is a challenging period,” NAN quoted him as saying.

“But, I know that after this festival, normalcy will return to the country, as the problems we are facing will soon come to an end.”

The traditional ruler implored people to support persons in authority. He said by doing so, a lot of good things will be achieved.

We are almost getting there, for gold has to pass through fire before becoming shiny. Government alone cannot do it without the cooperation of the masses,” he said.

“Therefore, let all hands be on deck for a tree cannot make a forest.

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