Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari says the change agenda of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led government is working hard to better the lives of citizens contrary to insinuation from some quarters.
The President stated this in his message at the launching of the North West National Committee of Buhari Support Groups, (NCBSG) in Kano state north western Nigeria.
President Buhari gave the assurance that the effort and dedication of Nigerians will in no distant future change our country for the better.
“Your effort and dedication are very well known to me. We must work together to change our country for the better.”
“We must stand by regarding ourselves as examples; change begins with you and I and then all of us in Nigeria. You should carry this message to all corners of our country. It is a bottom up operation in our country. Successes at your level is success for all of us and our dear country.”
“I wish you a very successful launching and I looking forward to getting up to date reports of your activities”, stressed the President
The President’s message was read by Senator Ahmed Lawan who is the majority leader from Yobe state and North East coordinator of the group
Senator Abu Ibrahim representing Katsina South Senatorial district who is also the interim Chairman Board of Trustees of NCBSG said that President Buhari’s policies and governance style is creating a new direction and hope for Nigerians for which he is committed and determined to achieve.
He said when President Muhammadu Buhari was elected into office, Nigerians did so with the conviction that our dear nation needed to be put on a new pedestal, for the dreams of our founding fathers to be realised.
He said “the president is creating the new hope through his anti-corruption war, rule of law for respect for everyone no matter who you are, winning the war against insurgency for peaceful co-existence of the nation and saving financial resources of the nation for the rainy day and more importantly for taking Nigeria out of economic recession within the shortest possible time as was announced at the recent world economic forum held in Washington”.
He said the appetite for corruption by some Nigerians is appalling as such citizens must stand up to fight the dreaded cankerworm that is eating deep into the fabrics of the nation.
“Recent gory news of the recoveries of stolen cash provides proof that some individuals behaved like delinquent juveniles, to paraphrase Mr. President, when they had the opportunity to lead this great nation.”
“We must stand firm and resolute to say NEVER AGAIN shall we allow the destiny of Nigeria in the hands of unscrupulous abusers of public trust, wanton riggers of elections and peddlers of thuggery. They should never be allowed to tie down the destiny of this land of inestimable potential, to their whims and caprices”, admonished Senator Abu.
He said those who mismanaged the economy will always fight back as such a common front of resistance must be formed.
“This land belongs to all of us and we must be proud to work tirelessly to make it better for our children and our children’s children. Let the naysayers know that we shall never give up this God-given right.
“We were convinced of the need to establish a firm foundation upon which a united, peaceful and prosperous nation can be built by, and for, this and succeeding generations of Nigerians”, said the interim chairman BOT NCBSG
According to him, “the group was formed with the mandate to coordinate and organise the affairs of the various Buhari Support Groups that participated in the enthronement and ascension to office of President Muhammadu Buhari through the 2015 election.”
The Senator commended and told the group from the north west zone that these pre-existing support groups piloted the grassroots initiatives via which our Dear President’s message of hope was delivered to all the nooks and crannies of the country and we intend to keep them as channels of outreach and feedback between the government and the citizenry.
Senators from Katsina, Yobe, Ondo as well as house of representative members and some top government dignitaries and politicians graced the launching.
Also speaking at the event, the Director General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu said that the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari is carrying out of silent revolution in Nigeria, especially in the South East to enhance the socio-economic status of the people.
He said “the president recently ordered that all abandoned projects in the country including that of the south east be completed promptly.”
He said the development is attracting political big wigs in the south east to the All Progressive congress.
“If you ask yourself, why these people are coming to APC, the simple answer is that they are coming to the APC because of the silent revolution of President Buhari, especially in the south east. For example, all the federal roads abandoned; Enugu –Onitsha, Port Harcourt – Enugu, the second Niger Bridge among others, Mr. President has started work on them which has never happened in a long time”, stressed Dg VON
He said the South East people are excited with the anti-corruption war of the president.
“Today my people are happy with President Buhari’s ant-corruption war because if you see government today money, you cannot touch it freely like before. It has to be spent on what it is meant for. All the Barawos (thieves) are going to jail. Even those of us appointed, we now know that we have nowhere to keep government money that is stolen”, explained Mr.Osita.
He said in previous elections where Buhari contested for Presidency, the Ibos did not vote for him, but all that have changed now as they are ready to back him overwhelmingly in 2019, because of his good work.
He said “in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2016 when Buhari contested for the presidential elections, the Ibos did not vote for him but what is happening now is that those people who said they will not vote for Buhari have all changed their mind.”
“Starting from Ebony state, the current governor has said whatever PDP does he will never vote for their presidential candidate, the former governor Elechi is now with APC. In Enugu state, the former governor Sulivan Chime is with APC, the governor of old Anambra state, Senator Jim Nwobodo is now with APC. In Abia state, all the senators, former governor and the present governor are all coming to APC. Already we have Imo state,” re-emphasised Osita, the South East Coordinator of NCBSG
Senator, Robert Boroface of Ondo state representing South West as the Coordinator NCBSG said Buhari is a gift to the country Nigeria as such everything will be done to make him succeed and continue with the good leadership.