Nigerians Must Experience Positive Change In 2016 – Buhari Tells Ministers, Appointees

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BEVERLY HILLS, December 31, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has charged his ministers and appointees to ensure that come 2016, Nigerians experience positive changes in their lives.

The President, who stated this in his New Year message to Nigerians, acknowledged the hardships faced by them in the last couple of months, noting that, “There is much work to do in other areas as well and I have charged all my ministers and other appointees to ensure that Nigerians experience positive changes in their lives in 2016.

“I am aware that Nigerians have experienced a number of significant hardships over the past months. Living in the State House has not alienated me from your daily sufferings. I am aware of the lengthy queues at fuel stations and of the difficulties businesses have faced in acquiring foreign exchange. These challenges are only temporary; we are working to make things better,” he said.

The President said when he presented himself to Nigerians as a presidential candidate and asked to be voted for, he intended to be a leader who kept his promises, adding that “I wanted to be a leader who restores the people’s hope in those elected to serve them. I wanted to be a leader who initiates positive and enduring Change.

“I am still totally committed to being that kind of leader. Unforeseen circumstances and other distractions notwithstanding, I shall still do my utmost best to keep every promise I made to Nigerians during my election campaign.”

While calling on Nigerians to be patient with his administration, the President said for past seven months since assuming office on May 29, 2015, government has focused on laying the right foundation for the Change they voted for. He assured that “Nigerians will in due course begin to enjoy the fruits of all ongoing work. The effective and efficient implementation of our 2016 budget proposals will address many of the socio-economic issues that are of current concern to our people.

“One area in which Nigerians, especially those in the Northeast, have already begun to experience major Change is in the war on terror.”