President Muhammadu Buhari commends citizens for their steadfastness, saying that he is making concerted efforts to return the country to the path of economic prosperity as Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir today.
Buhari, who in his Sallah message to Nigerians, attributed the economic recession in the country to cumulative effects of worldwide economic downturn and failure of past administrations to save for difficult times, charged Muslims across the country to live up to the tenets of Islam.
Read Buhari’s Sallah message:
“Fellow Compatriots, as you celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir, I salute your steadfastness in spite of the difficult economic times the country is going through. “The lessons of Eid are piety and sacrifice and, my dear brothers and sisters, you have exhibited these in equal measure. “The present recession is as a result of cumulative effects of worldwide economic downturn and failure in the past to plan and save for difficult times. It is impossible to separate the present from the past to appreciate the extent to which mistakes of the past are affecting everyday life today. “I assure you that this administration is working round the clock to remove the hardships the country is going through. Rail and road constructions, projects in the housing sector, support for farmers and for small and medium scale industries, youth and women’s empowerment programmes, support for revival of industries are all designed to reinvigorate the economy and enhance living standards of ordinary people. “We are getting security right. We are stopping corruption in its tracks and we will get the economy right by the Grace of God. “I enjoin Muslims to live by the dictates of Islam, to keep good relationships with their Christian brothers and sisters and as patriots to maintain the spirit of the Nigerian nation.’’
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