President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigeria’s wobbling economy will rebound. The president saluted Nigerians for their steadfastness in spite of the difficult economic times in his Eid-el-Kabir homilies, on Sunday.
Buhari said the Federal Government is “working round the clock” to address the current hardship the country is going through.
He cited the cumulative effects of worldwide economic downturn and failure in the past to plan and save for difficult times for the current economic recession.
“It is impossible to separate the present from the past to appreciate the extent to which mistakes of the past are affecting everyday life today.
“I assure you that this administration is working round the clock to remove the hardships the country is going through.”
He said development programmes had been designed to reinvigorate the economy and enhance living standards of ordinary people.
These, according to the President, include rail and road constructions, housing sector projects, support for farmers in small and medium scale industries, youth and women empowerment programmes and support for revival of industries.
“We are getting security right. We are stopping corruption in its tracks and we will get the economy right by the grace of God.’’
Buhari enjoined Muslims to live by the dictates of Islam by maintaining good relationships with their Christian brothers and sisters.