Buhari pledges rebuild the economy after 16yrs of waste

Chidi Samuel

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to be patient with his administration while promising that he would correct the sixteen years maladministration of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). The President made this known in Duara, Katsina State after Eid-el-Kabir prayers on Monday


“I want Nigerians to realise what this government inherited after 16 years of PDP [Peoples Democratic party] and eight consecutive government.

“There was no savings, no infrastructure was done, no power, no rail, no road and security. This is what the other party left for Nigerians.

“Now they have seen what we have done from Boko Haram to what we are trying to do now with the militants.

“We have identified these problems, three of them – security, economy and fighting corruption.

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“You have to secure our country to efficiently manage it. You have to create jobs for our youths and then we are fighting corruption which is continuous,” President Buhari said.

On governments plan to address the  recession and create jobs for the unemployed Nigerians, he said that the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Ministry of Agriculture had already established a scheme that would support farmers and ensure that young Nigerians were involved in the diversification of the economy through increase in agricultural produce.

“Now, the youths that have land, the Central Bank and the Ministry of Agriculture have done something about it.

“Those that do not have land that are graduates there is an arrangement made by a committee under the vice president.

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“Really, we have plans, we know what to do and we want Nigerians to do their best too,” he stressed.

Citizens of Daura had lined up to behold the president’s convoy, as it meanders its way to the prayer ground.

The President joined other Muslim faithful at the Eid prayer ground for the day’s prayers.

Prayers were followed by the major event of the day – the slaughtering of the sacrificial ram.

The President had earlier  congratulated Nigerians, particularly Muslims on the occasion of the Eid-El-Kabir, saluting their steadfastness in spite of the difficult economic times Nigeria is going through.