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We Are Working Hard To Restore The Economy – Buhari

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SAN FRANCISCO, September 11, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari, in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians released in Abuja on Sunday , declared that his administration is working hard to restore the economy and address the current hardship the country is going through.

According to him, the Federal Government is working round the clock to fix the economic situation even as he saluted Nigerians for their steadfastness in spite of the difficult economic times confronting the country.

He attributed the economic recession to 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,” he said.

“I assure you that this administration is working round the clock to remove the hardships the country is going through.

“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 revealed that development programmes had been designed to reinvigorate the economy and enhance living standards of ordinary people.

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

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

Story by David Oputah.