President Muhammadu Buhari says his re-election campaign will focus on the scorecard of his administration in the key areas of security, economy and the fight against corruption.
He said at a Christmas Homage by residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), led by the Minister, Mohammed Bello, that these three overarching issues were still as relevant to the country as it was before the 2015 polls that brought the APC-led government to power.
He said: ‘‘Very soon we will go to the geopolitical zones to remind the people of our promises in 2015 on three fundamental things; security, economy and the fight against corruption.
‘‘Unless we secure the country, we cannot manage it properly… that is why shortly after I was elected, I went to Chad, Niger, Cameroon and the Republic of Benin to seek their support in the fight against the insurgency.
‘‘People in the north east know that we have recorded remarkable improvement in the fight against Boko Haram.’’
President Buhari also used the occasion to reassure Nigerians that his administration remained committed to tackling kidnapping and banditry in addition to finding a lasting solution to the conflict between herders and sedentary farmers.
He also told the gathering, comprising religious, political and traditional leaders in the FCT that his administration had done more work with less resources in agriculture, infrastructure and social investments, considering the state of the economy it inherited from the previous administration.
On agriculture, President Buhari said he remained grateful to God for the bumper harvests experienced by farmers in different parts of the country in 2016, 2017 and 2018 despite devastating floods.
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‘‘I am very happy that all the people who returned to agriculture have not regretted it,’’ he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari said his administration is slow in fighting corruption because the system is slow.
The president said this when he received the Federal Capital Territory community, who paid him Christmas homage at his official residence on Tuesday, December 25, in Abuja.
President Buhari, who apparently was reacting to those allegedly accusing his administration of being too slow in tackling the nation’s challenges, including `endemic corruption’ in the society, said: “It’s not Baba (Buhari) that is slow but it is the system.
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