President Mohammadu Buhari, in a farewell message to Nigerians on Sunday, 28th May, 2023, apologized for the pain caused by some of the measures taken in his administration, saying it was for the over-all good of the country.
He said the Nigerian economy has become more resilient due to the various strategies put in place to ensure that the economy remained afloat during cases of global economic downturns such as during the pandemic witnessed between 2020 and 2022.
”The deftness of our response to the pandemic still remains a global best practice”, he said.
President Buhari, also said his administration impacted the lives of the poor and people living in the rural areas positively as well as businesses.
‘’Furthermore, we increased the ability of the poor and rural Nigerians to earn a living, provided more food for millions in our villages and gave our women opportunities to earn a living.
‘’Young men and women in urban centres were also supported to put their skills into productive use. Our administration also provided an enabling environment for the private sector to engage in businesses for which their return on investments is guaranteed.
‘’The private sector proved a strong partner in our drive to build a resilient and sustainable economy as evidenced by the growing number of turn-key projects in various sectors of the economy.
He highlighted some age-long projects and processes completed in this administration which includes the Petroleum Industry Act, completion of some power projects, completion of the second Niger bridge and various important roads linking cities and states.
On security, the President said incidences of banditry, terrorism, armed robbery and other criminal activities have reduced considerably.
He appealed to Nigerians to sustain the gains made so far by being more vigilant, provide support to security agencies and be their brothers’ keeper.
President Buhari assured Nigerians that Security Agencies are working round the clock to secure the release of those still in captivity.
Story: Elizabeth Ereke
Media: Radio Nigeria/ Facebook