President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration would not disappoint Nigerians, adding that everything possible was being done to ameliorate their hardship.
The President stated this yesterday during an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital, as part of activities of his two-day working visit to the state. He said he was aware of the hardships faced by Nigerians as a result of the economic crunch and hike in prices of essential commodities.
The president said the federal government had stopped the importation of rice to encourage the local encourage local production and empower farmers. He thanked the government and people of the state for their warm reception and support to the administration. In his remarks, Governor 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.
Governor 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.
According to him, these problems include minor repairs of boreholes and medication, among others. The governor said the present administration would continue to remain focused in line with the policies and programmes of the federal government.