Newly sworn in President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to bear with his administration as he and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo begin the work of reconstructing the country. He explained that the appeal was necessary because of the collateral damage that had been done to the system before they came on board.
The President made the appeal on Friday, May 29, at the inauguration gala night held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“I ask Nigerians to please bear with us; a lot of damage has been done. You can look at our infrastructure in 1999 and now and you will appreciate this. Nigeria prays a lot; we need to even pray the more for luck so that the expectations our people have, especially the youth, would be met,” he said.
Buhari said his administration would focus on agriculture and mining to engage some of the unemployed youth, adding that he would seek the supports of Europe, America and Nigeria’s neighbours in tackling the unemployment and security problems confronting the country.