- President Buhari says his administration is determined to overcome all challenges militating against the country’s security and development
- He states that his regime will enable enterprise and the improvement of the quality of life through massive improvement of national infrastructure
- The president arrives Daura on a private visit
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment and firm resolve of his administration to take Nigeria to the next level of growth and development.
He made the resolve on Thursday, February 15, in Kaduna state when he inaugurated a new drone developed by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) for intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance.
The president said his administration was determined to overcome all challenges militating against the country’s security and development.
He therefore appealed to all Nigerians to support his administration to achieve its objective, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“We remain determined to overcome all challenges to our security and development as a nation. I enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to join hands with us to make our collective dreams of greatness a reality,” he said.
“Government remains determined, despite numerous challenges to bring about the much-needed CHANGE that will lift our beloved nation to its rightful place as a major economic and political force on the world stage.
The president said part of his administration’s drive to make Nigeria economy vibrant is to enable enterprise and the improvement of the quality of life through massive improvement of national infrastructure.
He said: “Accordingly, as I outlined in my New Year Day broadcast to the nation, this Administration has designed series of key projects to dramatically overhaul national infrastructure and overcome the deficit in that vital area.
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“The role of the military as an enabler of national development cannot be overemphasized, as efforts would be futile if national security is not first guaranteed.
“In this regard, let me once more commend the gallant men and women of the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies, for their tireless efforts towards defeating Boko Haram and all other threats to our nation’s security, thus ensuring that the government can proceed with its developmental activity without hindrance."
Buhari commended the Nigerian Air Force leadership for the unprecedented feat it has attained on research and development.
“I am aware that the Air Force was the overall best in the recently concluded 2017 National Technology and Innovation Exposition under Research Institute category,” he said.
“Accordingly, its drive, determination and unwavering support brought about numerous significant innovations, not least of which is the TSAIGUMI which I am inducting today.
“It is indeed most gratifying that the Nigerian Air Force has gone a step further than simply acquiring them, to developing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle capabilities with indigenous technology.
“This outstanding accomplishment, which we are gathered today, holds promise of both military and economic benefit to the nation.’’
Meanwhile, Buhari has reportedly arrived his home town, Daura, in Katsina state on a private visit.
The Punch, citing sources reports that the president arrived Daura on Thursday, February 15 and may prolong his visit till Sunday, February 18.
Buhari was said to have been received by Governor Aminu Masari, the Emir of Katsina, Kabir Usman and other personalities as he arrived Katsina state.
The president, who was in all white flowing gown, was later flown to Daura in Nigerian Air Force helicopter, NAF-540 at 4.40pm.
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