“The day I joined the Nigerian Army, I was prepared to lay down my life for Nigeria,” the 78-year-old retired Army General remarked while speaking to the nation on matters such as constitutional reforms, the nation’s corporate existence, and infrastructure development strides. As your President, I would continue to defend and maintain Nigeria’s corporate existence.”
“In adhering to the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy, notably section 14(2)(b), I shall do everything in my power to ensure that the security and welfare of the people remain,” President Buhari, a former military head of state who fought in Nigeria’s 30-month civil war from 1967 to 1970, added. “In adhering to the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy notably section 14(2)(b), I shall do all within my power to ensure that the security and welfare of the people remain the primary purpose of government,” he said.
Terrorism, banditry, separatist violence, tribal and religious tensions are all on the rise in Nigeria.
President Buhari stated that his administration is not opposed to continued calls for constitutional revisions to restructure Nigeria.
He also promised while speaking on terrorism that the government’s first goal would be to safeguard the security and well-being of all citizens, and he expressed optimism that the country will emerge stronger from its current difficulties. Terrorism, banditry, secession violence, and other controversial issues plague Africa’s most populous West African nation.
President Buhari said: “Overcoming the present challenges is but one of a necessary process that we have to undergo as a nation so that we can come out stronger.”
On unveiling the various financial interventions to security institutions, he said: “I have provided the security agencies with all they required and I will be providing more as the dynamics unfold to put an end to our security problems.”
He appealed to Nigerian citizens to be patient and join hands in making history
“My strong belief in the Nigerian spirit gives me comfort that we are facing these challenges with renewed commitment to keep our country one,” he said.
He said that he had approved the formation of Infraco Plc, a world-class infrastructure development vehicle with a capital structure of $32 billion that is focused on Nigeria (N15 trillion).
When fully operational, the company will address the country’s infrastructure inadequacies and, as a result, reshape the economy.
He claimed that by using smart and transparent financing, increased capital inflow, enhanced and increased income by capturing new tax bases, and wise management of investment proceeds in the Sovereign Wealth Fund, he was able to accelerate infrastructure construction.