President Buhari also stated that he is not ignorant of the country’s economic predicament, as country is facing a cash shortage caused by one of the main sources of government revenue. He therefore promised Nigerians that his government will do all it takes to resurrect the economy and put a lasting smile on their faces.
“I know the state of our economy is a source of concern for many. This has been further worsened by the unbridled corruption and security challenges we have faced in the last few years. From those who have lost their jobs, to those young people who have never had a job, to the people in the North East whose families and businesses were destroyed by insurgents, this has been a difficult period in our nation’s history, lessons that we must not forget or ignore, as we plan for the future.
“… the confidence of many might be shaken. However, I stand before you today promising that we will secure our country, rebuild our economy, and make the Federal Republic of Nigeria stronger than it has ever been.”
Christine Lagarde will also give a speech to lawmakers on Wednesday and will also meet business leaders during her visit.
More details on the outcome of the meeting will reach you soon.