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President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that his administration is winning the war against banditry, kidnapping and insurgents.
President Buhari also stated that the fears created by bandits, kidnappers and insurgents would soon come to an end.
Speaking during the 4th Convocation ceremony of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, FUDMA in Katsina State, Buhari who was represented by the former Deputy Governor of Kano State, Professor Hafiz Abubakar promised to provide an enabling environment for the citizens to go about their legitimate businesses without fear or molestation.
He, therefore, assured the people of Katsina State and other states of the federation that the climate of fear being orchestrated by bandits, kidnappers and insurgents would soon come to an end.
“We are bent on subduing the situation and creating the enabling environment for the lawful citizens to go about their legitimate businesses without fear or molestation.”
While noting that the war against bandits and kidnappers involves a lot of covert operations that are not easily accessible by the citizens. he assured them that his administration is winning the war and by the grace of God not in the far future.
“May Allah help us in our good intention,” he said.
Buhari, who expressed worry that after 58 years of the nation’s independence, the Nigerian universities are slow in discoveries and inventions, urged them to wake up from their slumber to find a natural habit in research, critical thinking, discoveries and inventions in order to attract industrialist to patronize them.
“Universities are supposed to be strong drivers of the country’s development initiatives as well as provide leadership role in coordinating activities for sustainable development.
“The university (FUDMA) is expected to be a forerunner in agricultural modernization that will bring the people out of subsistence, smallholder farming to extensive commercial and mechanized agriculture, capable of generating surplus for domestic manufacturing sector and export and full development of the agricultural value chain.
“You should strive to explore and take advantage of the Federal government economic diversification agenda designed to wean the country from over-reliance and dependence on the oil sector to achieve sustainable economic development,” he said.