We’ll hide nothing from Nigerians, President Buhari says

By Ben Adam Shemang

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not hide anything from Nigerians in its commitment to restore the economic fortunes of the country and deliver prosperity to Nigerians.

Receiving the Northern Christian Leaders Eagles Eyes Forum at the State House, Abuja on Friday, President Buhari appealed to the religious leaders not to lose hope in the unity, stability and progress of the country.

The President emphasized that the Federal Government would continue to prioritize the safety of lives and property, in addition to equipping Nigerian farmers with the right tools, technology and techniques to boost agriculture.

‘’You must tell your followers the truth about the country. We have nothing to hide because we have no other country but Nigeria. Tell them to give us a chance to stabilize the country. Your concern for the security, unemployment, anti-corruption campaign and the frequent altercations between herdsmen and farmers are genuine concerns”, he said.

The President assured the clerics that in no distant future, there would be peace in the country.

He assured the clerics that the government was doing a lot to resolve the lingering crisis between herdsmen and farmers.

“I know the Ministry of Agriculture and the Governors Forum, we must give them a
chance,’’ the President said.

President Buhari thanked the Christian leaders for their support to the Federal Government’s anti-corruption campaign and other policies geared towards reviving the economy.

He expressed gratification that those who stole money and shared funds meant for the purchase of arms for our military were regretting their actions and that they would regret more.

In his remarks, leader of the Forum, Pastor Aminchi Habu called on Nigerians to support the President’s anti-corruption war and his vision to restore the lost glory of Nigeria.

“In your administration, I see a new Nigeria where the fear of bribery, corruption and extortion is the beginning of wisdom. I see a new Nigeria, where tribalism, religion and ethnicity is no longer a barrier that separates us but a bond that unites us for a greater tomorrow,’’ he said.