President Muhammadu Buhari has pleaded with Nigerians to give the country military and other security agencies more time, cooperation and support by volunteering credible intelligence/information on activities of armed bandits, insurgents and other criminal elements within their communities in order to put an end to insecurity challenges.
He made the plea in his christmass massage to Nigerians the president who felicitated with Christian brothers and sisters in particular and all Nigerians in general on this joyous occasion of Christmas 2020, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ said In Christendom, Christmas season represents joy, peace, hope, love, goodwill and imminent salvation.
He stressed that These worthy values which Jesus’ Advent symbolize, are very much needed in Nigeria at this time when Nigerians are confronted with diverse challenges like rising spate of armed banditry, kidnappings, insurgency, economic recession and upsurge of COVID-19 infections.
The president enjoined fellow compatriots to appropriate the hope that comes with Christmas and reinvest trust in this Administration’s determination and unwavering commitment to restore peace, security and prosperity to the country.
He affirmed that the Federal Government will continue to provide the needed support within available resources to the gallant members of the countries armed forces and security agencies as they confront threats to Nigerians.
While commending the armed forces and security agencies for their efforts so far, President Buhari urge them to do more to checkmate increasing incidents of security threats especially in the northern parts of the country as well as the entire nation in varying degrees.
He said Their display of tact, camaraderie, and expertise that led to the recent return of abducted schoolboys of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, will remain a milestone in the annals of the country.
According to him providing security for all residents in the country remains an article of faith. It formed a vital segment of this Administration’s three-point agenda right from inception
He called on citizens to use the season of goodwill and joy to renew their faith in the ability of his Administration to make a lasting difference in the lives of the country’s hard-working people.
He said the present administrations Social Intervention measures and other economic policies are already yielding positive results even at modest rates.
President buhari who stated that It is gladdening to note that the various schemes and components of the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) are being implemented faithfully to support micro-small businesses noted that he was particularly delighted that artisans, small-time transporters, traders and farmers are the main beneficiaries as the government continue to provide safety nets to the most vulnerable members of of society as well as business owners to mitigate the harsh economic environment occasioned by COVID-19.
In spite of dwindling national revenue worsened by the pandemic, he assured that they will do all that is required to fully implement the 2021 Budget of Economic Recovery and Resilience.
He pointed out that they are optimistic that all things being equal, the country should be able to exit recession at the shortest possible time.
The president wished all Nigerians divine protection and Merry Christmas.