President Muhammadu Buhari says he is already getting very pleasing reports on the economy indicating that the country will have a bumper harvest this year. The president was speaking to journalists in his native home of Daura, Katsina State yesterday after attending Eid prayers to celeB.rate Eid elKabir.
He thanked Nigerians for supporting his administration’s policies, programmes and actions aimed at improving security, revamping the economy and fighting corruption.
“We should thank God this year, the report I’m getting, which is very pleasing, is that we will have a bumper harvest this year. “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 jobs for the youths and fighting corruption which is continuous. For the youths, graduates and nongraduates who are interested in agriculture, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the CBN are doing something to provide employment for them.”
President Buhari also stated that his administration’s war against corruption was built on fairness and justice. He said patriotic Nigerians had nothing to fear in the anti-graft war, assuring that his government would ensure justice and fairness to all.
President Buhari said those who abuse public trust would face justice, in addition to returning their stolen assets to the nation’s coffers. Buhari, who is observing this year’s Eid holiday in Daura, will return to Abuja after the two-day public holidays.