President Muhammadu Buhari, has reiterated his administration’s determination to tackle socio-economic challenges confronting the country, stressing that he would not disappoint Nigerians and doing everything possible to ameliorate their hardship.
Buhari made the declaration while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during a rally in Dutse, Jigawa State capital Tuesday as part of activities of his two-day working visit to Jigawa.
The second term-seeking president admitted that he was aware of the hardship faced by people as a result of the economic crunch and hike in prices of essential commodities, noting that his government was taking proactive measures to tackle them.
According to him, the federal government has stopped the importation of rice to encourage the local encourage local production and empower farmers. He thanked the government and people of Jigawa for their warm reception and support to the administration.
In his remarks, Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State reminded the people that President Buhari had been doing his best, adding that the economy of the country was in a mess when he (Buhari) took over.
Badaru said as part of his contribution, the state government would continue to embark on projects that would impact positively on the lives of the people. “Recently, we introduced social security allowances of between N50,000 to N100,000 in all political wards to cater for immediate problems of people before approaching the government for intervention,” he said.
He said these problems included minor repairs of boreholes and medication, among others. The governor said that the present administration would continue to remain focused in line with the policies and programmes of the Federal government.(NAN)