Recession: Buhari Urges Nigerians To Be Faithful In New NigeriaFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, November 4th, 2016
By Niyi Adeyi
ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to be faithful in the country and be hopeful that the country will come out of the present recession ‘’vibrant and strong’’.
Buhari made the call Thursday in his remarks at the Presidential parley with the senior executive course No.38 (2016) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, at the State House, Abuja.
Mr. President announced that he was glad that the report presented by the Institute’s executive has given his administration reason to keep faith in ‘’our ability to overcome our challenges’’.
‘’Whatever the scale of the problem, the important thing is how one tackles it. Accordingly, this administration is committed to finding lasting solutions to our economic structural imbalance’’, the President assured.
‘’There is no doubt that poverty for decades has been a major challenge to us as a nation despite the country’s enormous wealth. Several policies and programmes that have been implemented over the years, as rightly observed by the Report, have not broken the cycle of poverty in Nigeria.
‘’From the findings of the research by the Participants, it is evident that strengthening our institutions is key to reducing poverty and engendering inclusive development.
‘’It is impossible for this administration to ignore the poor who made great sacrifice to bring us to government. Ours, more than any other government in the history of Nigeria is a people’s government. We therefore must and we will keep faith with the people’’ President Buhari stressed.
He also reiterated the commitment of his administration to the Sustainable Development Goals, most especially to ending extreme poverty in Nigeria, noting that it was not going to be easy, but ‘’we are committed to dealing with the challenges in a decisive manner’’, especially as the Report of the Participants prescribed some concrete measures on how to reduce poverty in the country.
President Buhari recalled that one year ago, he saddled the Management of the Institute with the responsibility of looking at Strengthening Institutional Mechanisms for Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Development in the 2016 Course.
He stated he was glad that the Participants of the Senior Course 38 took up the challenge and today presented the Report of the Study, adding that, poverty reduction and inclusive development have become pillars of his administration and very close to his heart.
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