By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab
A member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abubakar Kawu Baraje yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s constitution of 209 boards of federal parastatals was the beginning of good things that Nigerians will witness in the New Year.
He urged Nigerians to persevere with the Buhari’s administration, saying the president was working hard to ensure their economic wellbeing.
The APC chieftain who spoke with newsmen in Ilorin said: “I concede that 2017 has been a year of challenges. I believe very sincerely that there is no hardship without a smooth end.
“And my message is patience, more perseverance, more endurance, we believe in God and our leaders that we shall get there. I appeal to our youths, our mothers and everybody to be patient with the government.
“2018 is a political year, the state government will continue its laudable programmes, but I promise you there will be changes in the campaign promises of APC in both Kwara state and the country at large.
“The constitution of the 209 board members of the ministries and parastatals shows that year 2018 will be a promising year. It is a sign of good things to come in the New Year; that means that President Muhammadu Buhari is making do with his campaign promises. I know President Buhari will fulfil his promises.”
He urged Kwara electorate “particularly our youths, it is their right to be restive, because an idle hand is the devil’s workshop. We are not happy that the youths are not employed. But it is the economic hardship of the country that is actually causing the ripples. I believe that things can get better. Before the middle of 2018 we shall all begin to see changes.”