President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration’s goal of building an inclusive, secured and prosperous Nigeria is achievable in the next four years.
Speaking when he received a delegation from Nasarawa State, led by Gov. Abdullahi Sule, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari said his administration remains committed to the Change Agenda.
He, however, stressed the need for states and local governments as well as traditional and religious leaders to partner with the Federal Government in achieving success, NAN reports.
According to Buhari:
“In the next four years, I want to assure you that we will remain committed to the change agenda. Our goal of building an inclusive, secure and prosperous Nigeria is achievable.
“However, the federal government cannot do it alone. We need the full cooperation and support of states, local governments as well as traditional and religious leaders.
“I must commend you the Nasarawa elders and leaders for maintaining peace within the state. In the last four years, you collectively put aside your political, religious and ethnic differences for the interest of stability and prosperity.
“You must continue to preach peace and understanding in your various communities,’’ he said.
The president, who noted that the responsibility of governance was enormous, pledged that his administration would continue to pay greater attention towards enhancing security, inclusive economic empowerment and fighting corruption.
“In all these areas we have made progress despite the significant challenges we faced,’’ he said.
On the incessant conflicts between herders and farmers, the president said his administration was determined to finding a lasting solution to the conflict.
“I implore all leaders of opinion to help maintain peace while we are putting in place policies and permanent solutions.
“Just last week, I inaugurated the national economic council during that meeting, I emphasized the need to invest in education, primary health care, agriculture and security as foundations for sustainable progress.
“I want to use this forum to again soliciting the support of all states to align with those four pillars. We must all have a collective vision for sustainable development.”
Buhari, who noted with delight that the federal government’s projects in Nasarawa state have been impacting positively on citizens of the state, thanked the state government for proposing to name an academic institution after him in the state.
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