Wide Spread Hunger: No Solution in Sight, As Buhari Seeks Spiritual Help

By Post Nigeria July 29, 2016 10:13

Wide Spread Hunger: No Solution in Sight, As Buhari Seeks Spiritual Help

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on religious leaders across the country, to keep calming the people of Nigeria, who are confronted with untold hardship, maintaining that he was very much home with their sufferings.

Buhari, stated this on Thursday, July 28, when he received the Council of Abuja Imams, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The President, gave the assurance that his government is taking deliberate steps to improve the lives of the citizens.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President told the Imams that his government is acutely aware of the challenges of life, facing the average citizen.

This came at a time when the former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retired), had called on Buhari not to think of resignation, but to ensure that the country’s economy regains its strength, in order to alleviate the sufferings of the masses.

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Buhari, appealed to Muslim religious leaders, to carry the message of hope to the people, that things will improve.

Buhari, also requested religious leaders throughout the country, to keep calming the people.

“The leadership at various levels, is trying to solve problems of poverty, unemployment and insecurity bedeviling the country,” the President said.

He added, that the government chose to give priority to agriculture, so as to create jobs for unemployed citizens, and give the country food security.’’

Buhari, noted that although efforts had begun, there was a bigger plan for the provision of fertilizers, insecticides and land preparations starting next year.

He further requested State Governments and community leaders across the country, to organise the population into cooperative societies, stressing that “extension services, not money will be provided, the statement said.

The President also addressed the religious leaders on the efforts to improve power supply in the country, with on-going efforts to bring foreign investment from China and some friendly countries, that indicated willingness in developing the proposed Mambila, and other hydroelectric power projects in the country.

He assured, that the steps the government was taking on the crisis situation in the Niger Delta, would lead to long-term peace and stabilise the oil-rich region.

On the war against corruption and the Boko Haram terrorism, the President said his government would remain resolute and relentless.

“We have no plan to humiliate or embarrass anyone through these actions. We are merely interested in instituting justice and fairness for all,” the President assured.