While speaking during a one-day working visit in Zamfara State, President Muhammadu Buhari who was dressed in full military regalia, on Wednesday spoke on his detemination to diversify the economy and urged Nigerians to go back to farming and livestock rearing.
“We must go back to farming, livestock rearing so that we could develop the industries, we must put our hands on deck to ensure success of our mission in engineering Nigeria.
“If efforts were made in the past to diversify the economy from our absolute reliance on a single commodity, we would not have found ourselves in our current situation. I assure all Nigerians that the grim economic situations are passing phase which all societies go through.”
The president also assured Nigerians that his government would ‘deal decisively’ with any threat posed to the nation and reiterated his confidence in the capability of Nigerian security agencies to deal with all forms of terrorism in any part of the country.
“Let me use this occasion to reiterate that government is determined to, more than ever before, deal decisively with any threat to security of this nation from any quarters.”
“Our security situation is improving, not only in the north east, but all over the country. We are confident that our macro economic policies as well as the monetary policies being implemented by the CBN will lead to the revitalization of the industries and steady growth in significant sectors of the economy.
“Our commitment to secure the country has already started yielding results as noted by the governor that for the first time since Boko Haram insurgency began in the northeast seven years ago, the people of Borno State celebrated the Eid-el-Fitri with ease, devoid of any security barricades,” Buhari said.