President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration is working round the clock to address the country’s challenges.
The president stated this in a message to mark the Muslim festival of Eid-El-Kabir.
He observed that “rail and road constructions, projects in the housing sector, support for farmers and for small and medium scale industries, youth and women’s empowerment programmes, support for revival of industries are all designed to reinvigorate the economy and enhance living standards of ordinary people.”
He praised the the steadfastness of Nigerians, in spite of the difficult economic times the country is going through.
On the significance of the event, the Nigerian leader said “the lessons of the Eid are piety and sacrifice and, my dear brothers and sisters you have exhibited these in equal measure.”
He said the present economic recession was as a result of cumulative effects of worldwide economic downturn and failure in the past to plan and save for difficult times.
President Buhari then gave a report card of his administration to Nigerians and went further to appeal for harmonious peaceful living.
“We are getting security right. We are stopping corruption in its tracks and we will get the economy right by the Grace of God.
I enjoin Muslims to live by the dictates of Islam, to keep good relationships with their Christian brothers and sisters and as patriots to maintain the spirit of the Nigerian nation.”