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We Will Get The Economy Right – Buhari Assures Nigerians

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SAN FRANCISCO, September 12, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has observed that the current economic recession was caused by cumulative effects of worldwide economic downturn and failure of the past administrations to plan and save for difficult times.

He then saluted Nigerians for their steadfastness in spite of the difficult economic times confronting the country.

The President, in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians issued in Abuja on Sunday, gave the assurance that his administration would get the economy right back on track.

He stated that the Federal Government is “working round the clock” to address the current hardship the country is going through.

His words, “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.”

Buhari stated that developmental programmes had been designed to reinvigorate the economy and to enhance the living standards of the ordinary people.

These, according to him, include rail and road constructions, housing projects, support for small and medium scale farmers, youth and women empowerment programmes and support for revival of industries.

“We are getting security right. We are stopping corruption in its tracks and we will get the economy right by the grace of God,'' he added.

The President went on enjoin Muslims to live by the dictates of Islam by maintaining good relationships with their Christian brothers and sisters.

He further charged them to maintain the spirit of the Nigerian nation as patriots.

“The lessons of the Eid are piety and sacrifice and, my dear brothers and sisters, you have exhibited these in equal measure. I wish everyone happy holidays,” he stated.