The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja on an interview finally spoke on the “infliction on hardship on Nigerians”.
President Muhammadu Buhari said his governance will look for ways to always perfect the living conditions of all Nigerians and thereby “reduce the sufferings”
He stated “On fuel prices, I agree with you on the need to eliminate corruption and inefficiencies in the sector.”
Speaking to Comrade Quadri Olaleye the whole executive of new executive of Trade Union Congress, he said“I want to assure you that, as an Administration, we have no intention of inflicting any additional hardship on Nigerians,’’
He also mentioned that aid the Federal Government of Nigeria will also be committed towards the implementation of the national minimum wage.
He said “During our first term, we secured the nation’s territorial integrity and continue to protect the lives and properties of our citizens.”
“We introduced various economic stimulus packages that support businesses and traders at all levels, promoted backwards integration programmes especially in the agricultural sector to enhance our food security while creating jobs.”
“We embarked on the most ambitious infrastructure development and rehabilitation projects this country has seen in decades. We also introduced the largest Social Investment Program in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
“Although these programs and many more successfully lifted Nigeria out of recession, the full impact is yet to be felt. In the next four years, we shall sustain this momentum and by the grace of God, lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty,’’ President Muhammadu Buhari said.
The president also said that his administration will work hard to endeavor to improve the livelihood of the citizens of Nigeria.
“The points you raised are all interconnected. The lack of power and infrastructure due to decades of under-investment led to the closure or inefficient operations of a number of factories across the country.
“This meant the private sector was unable to create jobs fast enough to cope with our increasing population.
“You will agree with me that, all these challenges and many more were long ago left unattended to, thereby leaving the country in the mired state we inherited.
“You all will also testify to having seen and experienced what we have put in place as an administration to address these challenges,’’ the President added.