- Buhari calls for partnership with all tiers of government.
- Reiterates commitment to the change Agenda.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the goal of his administration is to build an inclusive, secured and prosperous Nigeria is achievable
The president revealed this on Tuesday when he received a delegation from Nasarawa State, led by Gov. Abdullahi Sule, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
While reinstating his administration’s commitment to the Change Agenda, president Buhari however, stressed the need for states, local governments as well as traditional and religious leaders to partner with the Federal Government in ensuring the smooth running of governance at all levels.
“In the next four years, I want to assure you that we will remain committed to the change agenda. Our goal of building an inclusive, secure and prosperous Nigeria is achievable.
“However, the federal government cannot do it alone. We need the full cooperation and support of states, local governments as well as traditional and religious leaders.’
While commending the Nasarawa elders and leaders for maintaining peace within the state, he said in the last four years, they have collectively put aside your political, religious and ethnic differences for the interest of stability and prosperity.
“You must continue to preach peace and understanding in your various communities,’’ he said.
Speaking on the responsibility of governance which he noted that was enormous, Buhari pledged that his administration would continue to pay greater attention towards enhancing security, inclusive economic empowerment and fighting corruption.
“In all these areas we have made progress despite the significant challenges we faced,’’ he said.
On the incessant conflicts between herders and farmers, he said is an age long problem, and his administration was determined to find lasting solutions to the conflicts.
“I employ all leaders of opinion to help maintain peace while we are putting in place policies and permanent solutions.
“Just last week, I inaugurated the national economic council during that meeting, I emphasized the need to invest in education, primary health care, agriculture and security as foundations for sustainable progress.
“I want to use this forum to again soliciting the support of all states to align with those four pillars. We must all have a collective vision for sustainable development.”