Nigeria’s Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says President Muhammadu Buhari’s life has been that of unalloyed service to Nigeria, his country, and to humanity at large!
Mohammed who stated this in a message to celebrate President Buhari’s 79th birthday added that the President has been almost everything there is to be in the service of the nation, and he has always given his all each time.
Not once has he fallen short.
At a Press briefing in Ilorin, Central Nigeria, the Alhaji Mohammed said the President fought a war to keep Nigeria together, and that explains his passion for the country’s unity.
“It is said that everything happens for a reason.
That Buhari is in charge of Nigeria at this time is not mere happenstance.
His years in the military that saw him reaching the peak of his career; his various positions within and outside the military, his global exposure, his unmatched demeanor and, above all, his wisdom have all helped to stabilize Nigeria at the most difficult of times,” he added.
The Minister disclosed that President Buhari is a steady hand in troubled times, and that explains why he is presiding over the affairs of the country at a most turbulent period.
He affirmed that the President has managed to keep the nation afloat, and even set it on a trajectory of growth and development.
According to the Minister, despite a myriad of security challenges, and amidst dwindling national earnings and a crippling global pandemic, he has racked up a number of achievements, most of them unprecedented.
The Minister said in his present day service to the nation, particularly in the area of infrastructure development, the President has leapfrogged Nigeria to the modern rail era.
“Set the nation on the path of unprecedented infrastructural development.
He built the Second Niger Bridge that his predecessors only built on paper and also gave Nigeria its first modern airport terminals in decades as well as the provision of social safety net for the poor.
President Buhari again introduced school feeding system that has helped push up school enrollment and deliberately Institutionalized measures to fight corruption through the strict implementation of TSA and the introduction of the Whistle blower policy, among others.
In the area of agriculture, the President has successfully put Nigeria on the road to food self-sufficiency and also saved states from collapse through generous bailouts that never toed party lines.
As part of the social investment programs, the administration, empowered jobless graduates through the N-Power series and saw Nigeria through one of the worst pandemics in human history, with the economy still recording growth.
The Minister said the President has restored the country’s respect and dignity in the comity of nations, citing the recent quick reversals of flight bans by the UK and Canada and the quick decision by the UAE to reverse itself on the number of slots given to a Nigerian airline as examples.
The Minister said the President has upgraded military hardware for the armed services and restored the respect of the military and other security agencies.
“ His achievements may not seem too obvious now, especially with naysayers, sponsored attackers and desperate opposition politicians unrelenting in their craft, but posterity will surely be kind to this man, whose life has meant service to his fatherland, a man who goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning thinking Nigeria.
Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari was born on December 17th and cocked 79 years on that day.
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