As Nigeria Celebrates Her 58th Independence Anniversary, the president comment on his Administration effort while giving his Independence day speech.
President Muhammadu Buhari, while giving his Independence day speech, commended his administration in the area of security, he said,
“There has been a steady improvement in the security situation in the North East. We remain committed to ending the crisis and make the North East safe for all”
“Consequently, and this is very evident across the country, we have done more with less in infrastructural developments. Roads, railways, major bridges, schools, energy and power, air and seaports, the welfare of serving and retired personnel both civilian and military including payment of legacy debt such as pension arrears, have been attended to”
he also commends the effort of security officials, who work tirelessly to secure the security of the nation.
“I want at this point to pay tribute to the men and women of our armed forces, the Police and other security and law enforcement agencies, who have been working under the most difficult conditions to keep the country safe. In the process, many have made the supreme sacrifice”
The nation is swiftly moving away from depending on Oil, he said,
“We are diversifying away from reliance on oil to increased manufacturing capacity, solid minerals development, and agriculture”
“We are gradually strengthening the economy with a stable Naira and falling inflation rate. We are building an economy that is moving away from over-reliance on oil. Consequently, we have witnessed a massive return to farms and seen bumper harvest, despite recurrent floods across the country”
He also touched on other areas affecting the nation, such as democracy of the nation, which he marked as not an “easy task”, committing himself to ensure that election across the nation is free and fair, youth empowerment programmes and many more which are targetted to empower the youths.
However, He promises to work tirelessly to secure the interest of the nation.
I want to assure you that as President, I will continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve what really matters: a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure Nigeria, where all, irrespective of background, can aspire to succeed.