Eid-el-Kabir: We’ll get the economy right- Buhari


By; Sunday Ode, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would get the economy right as it was working round the clock to remove the hardship being currently faced by Nigerians.
Buhari gave this assurance in an Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerian personally signed by him.
The President however, insisted that the lack of foresight by successive administrations was responssible for the current poor state of the nation’s economy.
“The present recession is as a result of cumulative effects of worldwide economic downturn and failure in the past to plan and save for difficult times. It is impossible to separate the present from the past to appreciate the extent to which mistakes of the past are affecting everyday life today.
“I assure you that this administration is working round the clock to remove the hardships the country is going through. Rail and road constructions, projects in the housing sector, support for farmers and for small and medium scale industries, youth and women’s empowerment programmes, support for revival of industries are all designed to reinvigorate the economy and enhance living standards of ordinary people.
“We are getting security right. We are stopping corruption in its tracks and we will get the economy right by the Grace of God,” President Buhari said.
He saluted Nigerians’ steadfastness in the midst of the worrisome economic crisis.
President Buhari also urged Nigerian muslims to live true to the dictates of Islam by maintaining good relationship with citizens of other faiths.
He said: “Fellow Compatriots, as you celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir, I salute your steadfastness in spite of the difficult economic times the country is going through.
“The lessons of the Eid are piety and sacrifice and, my dear brothers and sisters, you have exhibited these in equal measure.
“I enjoin Muslims to live by the dictates of Islam, to keep good relationships with their Christian brothers and sisters and as patriots to maintain the spirit of the Nigerian nation.
“I wish everyone happy holidays.”


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