President Muhammadu Buhari is confident Nigeria would recover from its economic struggles even as he called for unity among citizens of the country.
The President, in his New Year’s message, stated that Nigeria was witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in its security and socio-economic situation.
While commending the gallant efforts of the military and other security agencies over their fight against terrorists, he said the campaign has entered a new stage.
President Buhari asked Nigerians to unite and assist the Federal Government to tackle the lingering security issues in other states of the federation.
He also sought for support in his government’s anti-corruption fight, adding that it would ensure Nigeria’s economic recovery and growth plan in 2017.
The president’s message in part read: “I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation.
“I know you will join me to, once again, congratulate the heroic and gallant efforts of our military and other security agencies on their remarkable successes to rid the nation of terrorism.
“Our determination to wrestle corruption to the ground remains unshaken. This fight, which will be guided by respect for the rule of law and due process, will not spare anybody or organ of government. It is a collective undertaking and resolve that must be seen to its logical conclusion in spite of certain distractions.
“The fate of our country lies partly in the success of this campaign. It will be unthinkable on my part to allow the boat of this crucial campaign promise capsize mid-stream.”