President Muhammadu Buhari had issued a Sallah message yesterday, September 12, urging Muslims to maintain and keep good relationships with their Christian brothers and sisters all over the country.
In a goodwill message, he commended Nigerians for their courage despite the hardship buzzing around the country and hence blame the past administration for failure to invest and plan ahead.
“Fellow Compatriots, as you celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir, I salute your steadfastness in spite of the difficult economic times the country is going through.
“The lessons of the Eid are piety and sacrifice and, my dear brothers and sisters, you have exhibited these in equal measure.
“The present recession is as a result of cumulative effects of worldwide economic downturn and failure in the past to plan and save for difficult times. It is impossible to separate the present from the past to appreciate the extent to which mistakes of the past are affecting everyday life today.”
President Buhari reiterated his administration’s dedication to change the country’s fortune and reeled ou some measures taken to stimulate the economy.
He stated further,
“Rail and road constructions, projects in the housing sector, support for farmers and for small and medium scale industries, youth and women’s empowerment programmes, support for revival of industries are all designed to reinvigorate the economy and enhance living standards of ordinary people.
“We are getting security right. We are stopping corruption in its tracks and we will get the economy right by the Grace of God.”
Buhari wished Nigerians a happy holiday as he enjoined Muslims to live by the dictates of Islam, and to keep good relationships with their Christian brothers and sisters and as patriots to maintain the spirit of the Nigerian nation.