President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, in Daura, Katsina state, said he would use his second term in office to improve the lives of Nigerians, paying particular attention to the poor and those on the bottom rungs of society.
Addressing the leaders of various communities in five areas of the local government of the Emirate of Daura, who visited him as part of the Eid El-Kabir celebration, the President said he is convinced that most Nigerians understand who he is and his mission, so he was returned for a second term with a margin of vote higher than 2015.
“You know how much I worked to get here. I ran three times in the past. The fourth time, God used technology to do it for me. The fifth time I ran (February 23, 2019), I went to all the states of the federation. The crowds were overwhelming.
“In truth, people know and understand my mission. This is what the votes showed. The administration will stop on our campaign issues: security, economy, and corruption. We will fight for the poor,” said the President.
He emphasized the critical place of agriculture under his administration, promising to appoint a minister who has the knowledge and knows how to promote interest and investment in the sector.
“I will appoint a minister who knows about agriculture and its role in creating jobs and growing our economy. You have already seen how we broke the bad luck credit in the country. We will do more to improve the fate of our farmers. Agriculture is our strength,” he added.
President Buhari expressed his happiness with the changing attitude of young people towards agriculture, with a lot of respectable income, and urged all those without the regular income to return to the farm.
In his comments, the Hon. Yusuf Bello Mai’ Aduwa, one of the delegation’s leaders, thanked the Nigerians for giving the President a second term to run the country for another four years and stressed that he would not disappoint the nation.
Mohammed Saleh, another community leader, said communities under the Emirate of Daura thanked the President for signing a bill to establish a Federal Polytechnic in Daura after they complained that the area needed a tertiary institution to encourage to young people to continue higher education.
In his comments, Hajiya Talatu Nasir, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information, said that the government of President Buhari had empowered many women, and many of them already had businesses such as poultry and livestock farms …