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Thursday, 28 July 2016

ECONOMIC HARDSHIP: Buhari Begs

President Muhammadu Buhari says federal government has chosen to give priority to agriculture in order to create jobs for unemployed citizens.
President Muhammadu Buhari says federal government has chosen to give priority
to agriculture in order to create jobs for unemployed citizens.

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Muslim clerics to carry the message of hope to the people that things will improve.

Buhari who made the appeal during a meeting he had with the council of Abuja Imams at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, July 28, said his government was aware of challenges facing the average citizen, the Punch reports.

“Keep calming the people. The leadership at various levels is trying to solve problems of poverty, unemployment and insecurity bedeviling the country,” he said.

The president told the clerics that that the federal government has chosen to give priority to agriculture in order 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 from 2017.

Buhari also advised the people to key into the agriculture reforms programme, stressing that extension services, not money will be provided.

Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has endorsed the ongoing anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Sultan made the endorsement when he spoke with top United States officials at the Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC, on Wednesday, July 27, Vanguard reports.

The paramount traditional ruler also solicited for more international support to the ongoing anti-corruption war in Nigeria.

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