Amid skyrocketing costs of basic food items and other consumables, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured Nigerians that this year will witness a bumper harvest.
He gave the assurance in his hometown of Daura, Katsina State, after observing the Eid prayers to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.
The president also said the Federal Government will resolve the issue of militancy in the Niger Delta just as he assured Nigerians that the ongoing war against corruption will be waged in the spirit of justice and fairness to all.
Mr. Buhari, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said: “Nigerians can see what we have done on Boko Haram and what we are doing to resolve the problem in the Niger Delta.
“Before the elections, we identified three major problems confronting our country. The first is security; we need to sufficiently secure our country to manage it well.
“The second is economy, especially job for the youths and fighting corruption which is continuous.
“For the youths, graduates and non-graduates who are interested in agriculture, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the CBN are doing something to provide employment for them”, the president said.
Buhari also said those who abuse public trust will face justice in addition to returning their stolen assets to the nation’s coffers.
He thanked Nigerians for supporting the Federal Government’s policies, programmes and actions aimed at improving security, revamping the economy and deepening the fight against corruption.
The president expressed joy that the harvest this year would be good.
“We should thank God this year, the reports I’m getting, which is very pleasing, is that we will have a bumper harvest this year”, he said.
“I want Nigerians to realise that what this government inherited after 16 years of the PDP government was no savings, no infrastructure, no power, no rail, no road and no security”, he added, assuring Nigerians that better days lie ahead.
President Buhari, who is observing this year’s Eid holiday in Daura, will return to Abuja after the two-day public holidays.