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Oct 1: I share your pains, your patience will not end in vain – Buhari tells Nigerians

As Nigeria celebrates it 62nd in dependence  annually held on every 1st October , President Muhammadu Buhari took to his twitter page to address the Citizens of Nigeria.

President Buhari  in his address stated  that  this address being his last independence day  address  as a president to the country, that his address is dedicated to millions of Nigerians , who believed in him , propelled and stood by him in his quest.

Buhari said that he  pledged to Improve the Economy, Tackle Corruption and Fight Insecurity and this was further strengthened by his  commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years as the central plank of my second term in 2019.

“I then pledged to Improve the Economy, Tackle Corruption and Fight Insecurity and this was further strengthened by my commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years as the central plank of my second term in 2019”,he said.

Giving a profile of his stewardship in the last seven years, Buhari said his administration will not relent in de-escalating the security challenges that confronted Nigeria at the inception of his administration, ”newer forms alien to our country began to manifest especially in the areas of kidnappings, molestations/killings of innocent citizens, banditry, all of which are being addressed by our security forces, he said.

He said, ” I share the pains Nigerians are going through and I assure you that your resilience and patience would not be in vain as this administration continues to reposition as well as strengthen the security agencies to enable them to deal with all forms of security challenges”.

READ HIS TWEET

INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS DELIVERED ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S 62ND INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, ON 1ST OCTOBER, 2022. #NigeriaAt62

Fellow Nigerians, I address you today, with a deep sense of gratitude to God and a high level of appreciation to all Nigerians whose tremendous goodwill gave me the opportunity to provide leadership for our great country at one of the trying times in her history.

Conscious that today’s address would be my last on an Independence Day as your President; I speak to the millions of Nigerians, who believed in me, propelled and stood by me in my quest…

to bequeath a country where all citizens have equal opportunities to achieve their lives desires in a peaceful atmosphere.
I am honored to say that my story in the annals of Nigeria’s history is no household secret. My various attempts, failures and eventual success in being elected as a Democratic President in 2015 was made possible by the majority of Nigerians.
When you elected me, I readily acknowledged that the tasks before me were daunting but surmountable because of the growing national consensus that our chosen route to national development was democracy.
This democracy was to be anchored on a clear understanding, application and the principles of separation of powers, supported by a reformed public service that is more effective.
I then pledged to Improve the Economy, Tackle Corruption and Fight Insecurity and this was further strengthened by my commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years as the central plank of my second term in 2019.
To the Glory of God and His Grace as well as the commitment and passion displayed by many Nigerian supporters, we have made appreciable progress in these areas, but not yet at our destination.
Mindful of the task before us, we took some time in settling down and we re-positioned the Economy by providing strategic interventions in core areas at both the Federal and Sub-National levels.
One of the areas where we have made significant progress is in the eradication of deeply entrenched corruption that permeates all facets of our national development.
We strengthened the Institutions for tackling corruption and also cultivated international support, which aided the repatriation of huge sums of money illegally kept outside the country.
The increasing number of prosecutions and convictions, with associated refunds of large sums of money is still ongoing. Furthermore, we will continue to block opportunities that encourage corrupt practices.