I’ve Worked Hard to Meet Ex­pec­ta­tions – Buhari

Sunday Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari said yes­ter­day that in the al­most two years of his ad­min­is­tra­tion, he has worked hard to meet the ex­pec­ta­tions of Nige­ri­ans.

He said his ad­min­is­tra­tion had done this “by im­prov­ing se­cu­rity, es­pe­cially in the North-East; sus­tain­ing the cam­paign against cor­rup­tion and taken steps to-re­vi­tal­ize the econ­omy.’

Pres­i­dent Buhari said this in his Easter mes­sage to the na­tion. He said his gov­ern­ment was de­ter­mined, as never be­fore, to con­tinue with the fight against in­sur­gency; sus­tain the peace in the Niger Delta through en­gage­ments with stake­hold­ers as well as re­store peace and sta­bil­ity in other parts of the coun­try.

Ac­cord­ing to him, it is in the col­lec­tive in­ter­est of all Nige­ri­ans to live in peace be­cause with­out peace, no mean­ing­ful devel­op­ment can take place.

“Lack of peace in one part af­fects in one way or the other, all parts of the coun­try. Our peo­ple must re­dis­cover the val­ues of peace­ful co-ex­is­tence, so­cial jus­tice, re­li­gious tol­er­ance, dig­nity of labour and pa­tri­o­tism,” he stated.

The pres­i­dent en­joined all Nige­ri­ans to have faith in the abil­ity of his ad­min­is­tra­tion to change the Nige­rian story for the good of all.

Con­grat­u­lat­ing Chris­tians on the Easter cel­e­bra­tion, he said: “I re­joice with you on this his­toric oc­ca­sion sig­ni­fy­ing the tri­umph of good over evil, light over dark­ness, re­demp­tion over con­dem­na­tion, and hope over de­spair.

“The com­mem­o­ra­tion of this spe­cial sea­son in Chris­tian­ity, is al­ways pre­ceded by fast­ing, piety, hu­mil­ity, penance and prayers of in­ter­ces­sion in the build up to the death of Je­sus Christ on Good Fri­day, an event which re­united man with his Cre­ator.

“The mes­sage of Easter is filled with themes of love, faith, sac­ri­fice, ded­i­ca­tion, com­mit­ment, ful­fil­ment of prophecy, hope, ex­pec­ta­tion and vic­tory, as es­poused in the Scrip­tures and the teach­ings and life­style of Je­sus Christ.”

Buhari urged all cit­i­zens to live peace­fully with one an­other and do their ut­most to make Nige­ria a beau­ti­ful place to re­side.

Pres­i­dent Buhari wished all Nige­ri­ans a happy Easter cel­e­bra­tion.

PHOTO: Bene­dict Uwalaka

Chil­dren have fun at Ndubuisi Kanu Parks in La­gos yes­ter­day

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