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It’s difficult to fulfil all my electoral promises, says Buhari

 President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that it is difficult to fulfill all his electoral promises. He said the task before him was not an easy one. The President, however, said that he would work hard with his team to bequeath to the country a new orientation in leadership that would be service-driven.

Buhari, who spoke on Friday at the graduation ceremony of Course 24 of the National Defence College, Abuja, where he was the Special Guest of Honour, explained that though it was not easy to fulfill all the electoral promises, he and members of his team were trusting in God that they would deliver through hard work and sound vision.

He said, “Let me assure you all that this administration is committed to bequeathing to this nation, a new orientation in leadership that will be service-driven and committed to the realisation of its promises to the electorates. “We are however not under any illusion that this task is an easy one. 

“But we have put our trust in God knowing that with hard work and sound vision, we will triumph.”
Buhari expressed delight that in the last one year, through the hard work, dedication and sacrifices made by members of the nation’s armed forces and security services, the nation had been able to degrade the capacity of Boko Haram insurgents to wreck havoc.

On the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers, the President said his administration would not condone any act of criminality.  He said he had therefore directed security agencies to deal decisively with the situation. The President said, “On the herdsmen/farmers clashes, I wish to state that this administration will not tolerate or condone acts of banditry and criminality, under any guise.

“As such, our security agencies have been mandated to deal with such acts decisively. “Let me state that this administration has been working assiduously in conjunction with our local and international partners, to rebuild damaged communities in North-East part of our country. “Similarly, we are committed to tackling the issues of underdevelopment and neglect in the Niger Delta area.

“This is a priority we have set before us and we intend to make appreciable gains in correcting the ills of the past in the Niger Delta by assuaging inherent grievances,” he said.  For the Nigerian graduating participants, Buhari said he expected that they would all have made the most of their time on the course and be ready to join the ongoing process to change Nigeria for the better.

He stated that Nigeria had made tremendous progress in the last one year towards taking its rightful position in the comity of nations.

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