12 September 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration is doing its best to get Nigeria out of the current challenges.
Buhari gave the assurance on Monday in Daura, Katsina State, after the Eid el-Kabir prayers.
According to him, the previous Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government had left nothing for his regime despite being in power for 16 years.
“Nigerians should realise that this government inherited nothing from PDP governments.
“After 16 years of PDP regime, there was no power supply, no much infrastructure, no rail and no security; this is what it left for us,’’ he said.
The president pointed out that his government was tackling three key issues with the aim of moving the country forward.
The issues are security, economy and fight against corruption.
Buhari said evealed that the government was also making efforts to create job opportunities for graduates and other unemployed youths.
“We have plans for the country; we must first secure the country, for security is the key to development.
“We first dealt with the Boko-Haram and now we are dealing with the militants.
“Through the Central Bank of Nigeria and an inter-ministerial committee under the Vice-President, we are working out jobs for graduates and other youths.
“We are equally tackling corruption, which will be a continuous thing.
“So, we are trying our best and we want Nigerians to do their best too,’’ the president said.
President Buhari also expressed the hope that the country would have food security after recording bumper harvest from this year’s cropping season.