President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his government’s commitment to improving the quality of life for all citizens and has assured him that he will not abandon the promises he made to Nigerians.
The President said this in his Christmas message to Nigerians published on Friday by the State House media unit in Abuja.
Frowning at the criminal activities of what he called “the bad guys among us,” he added that, despite the remarkable achievements that are widely recorded, the nation faced some challenges.
He said: âOur courageous security forces, strengthened by the necessary support from this government, confront the wicked among us on a daily basis who continue to threaten the peace of the country.
âRecently, during the meeting with the other ECOWAS heads of state, I discussed the need to step up efforts to jointly counter this threat that is causing instability in our sub-region.
âI am confident that with the renewed engagement and empowerment of our dedicated security staff, all of these pain and trauma problems will soon be a thing of the past. Let us use the opportunity this festive time offers us to give ourselves courage so that the machinations of the wicked find no place in our midst to flourish. “
President Buhari urged Nigerians to invoke their indomitable spirits and view the current order of things as a phase that, like other unsavory situations in the nation’s history, would pass.
“This government is not going to give up promises made to Nigerians for a better life.”
He rejoiced with Christians in the country as they joined forces with fellow believers around the world to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ.
“It is a special time that brings the peoples of the world together with one goal: to celebrate togetherness, joy and peace and, above all, to share love with one another through the exchange of goodwill and gifts.”
However, the president said for the second year in a row that the world would not be able to celebrate as it has for years past.
According to him, the Covid-19 pandemic, with its debilitating effects, has stayed with humanity, mutating and leaving devastating consequences for the economy, social interaction and the restriction of certain freedoms.
âThe silver lining, however, is that humanity has managed to rise up with one voice and one goal to face the conditions that have been imposed on it. I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to our dear citizens to turn to vaccination, which is the most scientifically well-known bulwark against the pandemic.
âRecent events have shown that vaccination greatly reduces the effects of the virus on the human body. I will also urge those who took the two doses to take the booster as recommended by the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC). “
He urged privileged citizens to also spend moments reaching out to the less privileged.
âLet us also pray and encourage our brave security personnel to keep his oath to protect us. I assure my compatriots that this government remains determined to see that the standard of living of the average Nigerian is raised. “
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