Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he would paying close attention to the poor and those on the lower rungs of society during his second term in office.
Concise News reports that the Nigerian leader made this known on Tuesday at his home in Daura, Katsina state, northwest Nigeria.
The President, while addressing leaders of various communities from five Local Government Areas of Daura Emirate, said he was convinced that majority of Nigerians understood his mission.
He said, “I ran three times in the past. The fourth time, God used technology to do it for me. The fifth time I ran (February 23, 2019), I went to all the states of the federation. The turnout of crowds was overwhelming.
“Truly, the people know and understand my mission. This is what the votes showed. The administration will dwell on our campaign issues — security, economy and corruption. We will fight for the poor.”
Buhari, who had served as Nigeria’s military ruler from December 1983 to August 1985, emphasised the important place of agriculture under his administration.
He promised to appoint a minister who is knowledgeable and will know how to promote interest and investment in the sector.
“I will appoint a minister who knows agriculture and its role in providing jobs and growing our economy. You have seen how we broke the fertiliser jinx in the country. We will do more to better the lots of our farmers. Agriculture is our strength,” Buhari added.