President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians will soon begin to see dramatic changes that he promised them during his election campaign promises.
“During the campaigns, change was our slogan, but today it is no longer a mere slogan, it is now a reality and we will see it in every facet of our lives.”
Buhari made the declaration in Abuja while addressing university students leadership under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) who marched to the Presidential Villa to pledge their full support for his anti-corruption campaign.
President Buhari assured Nigerian youths that his government’s anti-corruption campaign would secure their future, stressing that much of his policies would be geared towards youth development and empowerment.
He promised to do his best to revitalize the Nigerian economy and place the country on the track to becoming the nation of their dreams.
“Everything you have asked for are the things that will make for a good country, and what we are after is a good country, a country where our youths can have a future and a hope,” assured.
President Buhari who was represented by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said his administration was totally committed to building a country where Nigerian youths can realize their full potential. “You can be assured that your welfare and well-being are topmost in our minds and very soon you will see the things we have promised come to fruition. The youth will feel it, the adults will feel it and old people will feel it and we will get the country of our dreams,’’ he said.
Mr. Adesina later received a document addressed to President Buhari from the NANS President, Tijani Usman Shehu, and promised that the president will look into their requests.
In his remarks, Mr. Shehu said the students were united against corruption, cybercrime, prostitution, human trafficking, drug abuse and other anti-social vices. “Nigerian students demand that our future must be secured and we strongly believe in the President’s zero tolerance for corruption,’’ Shehu said.
By Olisemeka Obeche