President Muhammadu Buhari, has again assured that the security challenges facing the country would soon be over.
In a special Christmas message he personally signed to mark Christmas, he also said his six and half-year administration would fulfill all the promises made to Nigerians before the end of his second tenure in 2023. The President has given similar assurances on several occasions For years, terrorists have been roaming across the country unhindered, killing, kidnapping Nigerians, making the country unsafe.
While felicitating with Nigerian Christians as they celebrate Christmas, the President said he was confident that with the renewed commitment and empowerment of security personnel, “all these issues which inflict pain and trauma on us will soon be history.”
Buhari admitted that despite the “remarkable successes generally recorded,” the nation still has challenges to contend with.
he said the military was doing everything possible to tackle the insecurity menace.
“Our courageous security forces, bolstered by the necessary support from this administration, daily confront the wicked ones amongst us, who continue to threaten the peace of the land.
“Recently, during the meeting with fellow Heads of State of the ECOWAS, I discussed the need to intensify efforts to jointly confront this menace causing instability in our sub-region.
“Let us utilise the opportunity that this festive period brings to encourage ourselves so that the machinations of the wicked ones in our midst will find no place to thrive.
“Christmas is a season when hope is rekindled. Hope, Peace, Joy, Love are the recurring themes of this time. It is in the midst of hardship that the true test of a nation emerges”, Buhari said.
he called on Nigerians to invoke the indomitable spirit in them and see the present order of things as a phase that would also pass, “just like other unsavory situations in the nation’s history.”
He said his government would not abandon the promises made to Nigerians for a better lease of life, adding that the diversification of the economy embarked upon by his government was yielding fruits.
“We shall continue to create opportunities for our teeming youths to ventilate their tremendous energy. As we felicitate with family, friends, colleagues, associates, let us spare moments to reach out to the less privileged.
“Let us also pray and give words of encouragement to our gallant security personnel fulfilling their oaths to keep us safe.
“I assure my compatriots that this administration remains resolute at ensuring that the standard of living of the average Nigerian is elevated.”