Xmas: Buhari Greets Christians, Urges Nigerians To Remember Terrorism VictimsFeatured, Latest News, News Thursday, December 24th, 2015
By Niyi Adeyi
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the Nigerian Christians prepare to join their counterparts in other parts of the world for this year’s Christmas, President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the faithful to remember victims of terrorism and insurgency in the country, especially Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Mr. President in his festivity message Thursday promised that the Federal Government (FG) would continue to collaborate with state governments and other stakeholders to ease the harsh conditions in IDP camps, while the ultimate objective remained to quickly put an end to insurgency and return the IDPs to their homes.
Buhari stressed: “We must never again allow any group to hold the nation to ransom under whatever guise”.
While noting that a greater manifestation of the virtues and ideals in the Nigerian lives “will immensely help us to become a more united, peaceful, secure and progressive nation”, Buhari again called on the citizenry to reach out in love and compassion to fellow “Nigerians who are in distress at this period of our nation’s history”.
The President, who urged Nigerians not to allow current socio-economic and security challenges to dampen their expectations for a better Nigeria, restated that the current administration has taken a number of “measures to restore hope to our people”.
“The 2016 Budget defines our commitment to giving Nigeria a new lease of life.
Our change slogan is not a campaign gimmick but a promise that must be kept. We are determined to bring about tangible changes in the lives of our people” Mr. President assured.
He promised that efforts would be intensified to recover stolen funds, block revenue leakages and enthrone due process, transparency and accountability, while restating that public office is a public trust that must be held to the highest ethical standards.
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