- Ibe Kachikwu, minister of petroleum, has urged Nigerians to have absolute faith in the ability of President Buhari to bring sustainable development
- He appealed to citizens to give Buhari a chance; saying the president is committed to improving their lot
- Femi Adesina also assured Nigerians that the challenges facing the nation would soon be a thing of the past
The minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has reiterated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to uniting the nation and ushering in enduring peace.
He made the utterances at a forum to mark the 2018 World Communications Day, in Abuja, on Sunday, May 13, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Kachikwu advised Nigerians not to despair but have absolute faith in the ability of the president to bring sustainable development and unity of purpose.
“I want to assure you that the president is really working round the clock to ensure that peace is maintained in our nation.
“Mr President is committed to improving the lot of the citizenry and I would appeal to Nigerians to give him a chance. We know things are tough but tough times don’t last forever and we shall overcome. I can assure you Nigeria will soon return to its old glory," he said.
In his remarks, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, gave an assurance that the challenges facing the nation would soon be a thing of the past.
He urged Nigerians to believe in the nation, stressing that the hardship many Nigerians may be undergoing would soon end.
“We must believe in Nigeria instead of balkanising it. Nigeria may be in distress and this may be a challenging period for some of us but Nigeria will soon overcome this hardship," he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari stated that he hopes God will give Nigerians the patience to tolerate his administration.
The president recounted how Nigeria made so much money from the sale of crude oil in the international market, before he came into office. However, he reiterated that the price of oil crashed drastically when he assumed office, and there were no savings.
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