President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the odds of initial dwindling oil prices did not discourage his administration from setting goals for developmental projects and achieving more in 3years than the 16 years of Peoples Democratic party’s misrule.
According to a statement released by his SSA on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, said this at the palace of the Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sanusi, during visit to
”According to Daily trust the president said his administration was
delivering on promises with clear-cut targets, prudent
management of resources and a deliberate policy to plug
wastage and pilfering of government resources.
He said the growing support his administration currently
enjoys can be attributed to the understanding of Nigerians
of the unpleasant realities it inherited, and the efforts to
re-position the economy in spite of “what the opposition
keeps sponsoring in the press’’.
President Buhari directed the Minister of Water Resources,
Eng. Suleiman Adamu, to work with the Jigawa State
Government to alleviate the challenge of water scarcity in
the state capital, following a complaint by the Emir of Dutse.
The President began his engagements in Jigawa upon arrival, at Auyo, near Hadejia, where he inaugurated the expansion of an irrigation scheme and paid a courtesy visit to the
Emir of Hadejia, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar Maje.
The president thanked the Emir of Hadejia and his people for always supporting him, even when he was an opposition candidate in the Emirate. In his remarks, the Emir of Dutse
commended the Federal Government for its efforts in
addressing the challenges of corruption, terrorism and drug abuse in the country
The Emir also requested that the state Palm Research Center in
Dutse, which is currently under the National Oil Palm Research
Institute, be moved to the Federal University explaining that
the research center would be more relevant and functional
in the university. Both emirs held special prayers for the
President and his administration.