Tell The People Things Would Improve, Buhari Charges Imams


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government is acutely aware

of challenges of life facing the average citizen, and appealed to Muslim

religious leaders to carry the message of hope to the people that things

will improve.
At a meeting with the Council of Abuja Imams at the State House on

Thursday, the President requested religious leaders throughout the country

“to keep calming the people. The leadership at various levels is trying

to solve problems of poverty, unemployment and insecurity bedeviling the

President Buhari said the government chose to give priority to agriculture

so as to create jobs for unemployed citizens and give the country food

security. He said although efforts had begun, there was a bigger plan for

the provision of fertilizers, insecticides and land preparations starting

next year.
To key into this, the President requested state governments and community

leaders across the country to organize the population into cooperative

societies, stressing that “extension services, not money will be

The President also addressed the religious leaders on the efforts to

improve power supply in the country with on-going efforts to bring

foreign investment from China and some friendly countries that indicated

willingness in developing the proposed Mambila and other hydro-electric

power projects in the country.
President Buhari assured that the steps the government was carefully

taking on the crisis situation in the Niger Delta would lead to long term

peace and stabilize the region.
On the war against corruption and the Boko Haram terrorism, the President

said his government would remain resolute and relentless. “We have no

plan to humiliate or embarrass anyone through these actions. We are

merely interested in instituting justice and fairness for all”, the

President assured.
He reiterated that whoever was caught as having stolen from the public

will be forced to return the loot to the treasury. The nation needs the

Earlier, the Chairman of Abuja Council of Imams, Dr. Tajudeen Mohammed

Bello Adigun on behalf of the delegation commended the efforts of the

Buhari administration in the war against corruption and terrorism.

He also drew the President's attention to problems in the economy, health

services, education and unemployment.
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