President Buhari has asked Nigerians to be patient with his administration following the current economic challenges in the country.
On Thursday, July 21, 2016, the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, admitted that the Nigeria’s economy is in recession.
Buhari also assured Nigerians that the current hardship will soon give way to development.
The President said this in Osogbo, during his visit to Osun state today, Thursday, September 1, 2016.
Buhari said ” We promised Nigerian people positive and progressive change during our campaign. We are not and shall not be deterred from that noble undertaking. “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.
“We 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.
“We 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.
“We 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.”
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a recent report stated that over 4.8 million Nigerians lost their jobs since the beginning of the President Buhari’s administration.