Monday, September 12, 2016 6:13 pm
President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked Nigerians for supporting the Federal Government policies, programmes and actions aimed at improving security, revamping the economy and combating the fight against corruption.
And he gave cheering news about provision of cheap food: a bumper harvest is on the way, he said.
‘‘We should thank God this year, the reports I’m getting, which is very pleasing, is that we will have a bumper harvest this year,”, President Buhari said after the Eid prayers in Daura, his hometown.
‘‘I want Nigerians to realise that what this government inherited after 16 years of the PDP government was no savings, no infrastructure, no power, no rail, no road and no security.
‘‘Nigerians can see what we have done on Boko Haram and what we are doing to resolve the problem in the Niger Delta.
‘‘Before the elections, we identified three major problems confronting our country. The first is security; we need to sufficiently secure our country to manage it well.
‘‘The second is economy, especially job for the youths and fighting corruption which is continuous.
‘‘For the youths, graduates and non-graduates who are interested in agriculture, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the CBN are doing something to provide employment for them,’’ the President said.
He said patriotic Nigerians have nothing to fear in the fight against corruption as his administration will ensure justice and fairness to all.
President Buhari said those who abuse public trust will face justice, in addition to returning their stolen assets to the nation’s coffers.
President Buhari is observing this year’s Eid holiday in his native home Daura, Katsina State and will return to Abuja after the two-day public holidays.