ABUJA, NIGERIA – President
Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday pleaded with Nigerians to be patient with
his administration while assuring that the pains they are currently
going through will soon give way to development.
Buhari, said this in
Osogbo on Thursday at the inauguration of the Osogbo Government High
School built by the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
” We promised Nigerian people positive and progressive change during our
campaign. We are not and shall not be deterred from that noble
“But as we have learnt from
history, change has never been attained by any nation on a bed of roses,
but rather, through patience, perseverance and steadfastness. “We are
quite aware of the pains and inconveniences that have been the lot of
the citizenry in the past one year as we strive to faithfully implement
our programmes in fulfilment of our change agenda.
are however comforted by the real change and progress we have made in
fighting corruption and restoring integrity to government; providing
security for lives and property; and positioning the government for
effectiveness and especially deregulating the oil sector.
must also not forget the fiscal discipline that has now characterised
government business at all levels. This indeed is how it should be and
we are determined to introduce and implement actions and measures that
will entrench the change mantra in our individual lives just as we are
doing in curtailing excessive waste and rent seeking in governance.
are determined to remain on track as we strive to deliver to rescue the
country from past mistakes in fulfilment of our promise of improving
the conditions of our people and making Nigeria a prosperous country.”