President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to “remain steadfast and to keep faith with this Administration, as we remain committed to peace building and good governance, to deliver the best of dividends of democracy.”
The President made this remark during the Democracy Day lecture delivered by a forme Independent Nationa Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega.
It is with the theme “Peace Building and Good Governance for Sustainable Development.”
The President said a government elected by the people, must continually be in touch with the aspirations of the people, and work for their highest possible good.
He added that although “we have experienced rough times, but through good governance, we have not allowed ourselves to be overawed by the existence of challenges.
He spoke on his government’s resolve to fight corruption because of the “realisation that reducing corruption and ensuring the effective and just utilisation of public resources, are crucial for achieving sustainable growth and development in Nigeria. Corruption has been at the root of most of the development challenges of our country. There can be no progress in any facet of our national life unless we tackle and curb corruption.”
He said security had improved considerably as “the entire country has been freed from occupation of any of its parts by insurgents” adding that “our economy is on the bend.”