President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerians, especially of the Islamic faith on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. He assured all Nigerians that he shares their thirst for a corruption-free Nigeria.
Buhari on Thursday reiterated the resolve of his administration to bring about real and positive change in all aspects of national life is as firm as ever.
The President who said this in his 2015 Eid-el-Fitr message to Nigerians added that he “remain wholly committed to giving the required leadership towards undoing the wrongs of the past, ensuring that Nigeria truly begins to unlock its great potential and that the benefits of our immense national resources are shared and enjoyed by all, not just by successive cabals of corrupt leaders and their cronies.”
Obviously reacting to criticisms that his government has been slow in coming out with policies, the President assured that he has been working with utmost dedication to meticulously plan and tackle the many national challenges which his party had identified before and promised to resolve before its election office.
“I fully understand and share the thirst of my long-suffering compatriots for corruption-free government institutions that work efficiently to deliver visible development for the benefit of all citizens.
“I also share the feelings of those who think that we should be moving faster. But I urge them and all Nigerians to trust that my commitment to real and positive change in our nation is as firm as ever,” Buhrai said.
The President however cautioned that though there is much work to be done, it must be done well and carefully to ensure that the great opportunity which the country now have is not lost to those he described “the business as usual group who selfishly or shortsightedly prefer a status quo that panders to their personal or group interests.”
“The adverse effects of years of rot, corruption, inept and bad governance on our nation are immense, but certainly not insurmountable if we all resolve now to place the well-being of our nation above all other considerations and work whole-heartedly with the present administration to achieve greater peace and security across the nation, and reposition our country for faster economic development and progress,” added Buhari who asked Nigerians for continue support, understanding and patience.
While congratulating Nigerians, especially of the Islamic faith on the successful completed the Ramadan fast, the President however noted that greater acceptance of key lessons of self-denial and sacrifice of the fasting will serve the country well as government strives to overcome its present challenges, undo the damage done by years of bad governance and accelerate the pace of national development.
The President said the country needs greater self-denial, sacrifice and patriotism from all of its citizens now more that ever if it is to quickly recover from our numerous problems and start moving in a positive direction.
“This current period of our life as a nation offers us a great opportunity to break from the vicious triangle of insecurity, corruption and under-development. We must collectively resolve to seize this opportunity and unite to confront our problems.
“I remain wholly committed to giving the required leadership towards undoing the wrongs of the past, ensuring that Nigeria truly begins to unlock its great potential and that the benefits of our immense national resources are shared and enjoyed by all, not just by successive cabals of corrupt leaders and their cronies,” the President said in the statement.