Mobilized9ja studies that the president additionally pledged that his authorities’s focus is on revamping the economic system via the nationwide financial diversification agenda that helps the first objective of nationwide meals self-sufficieny.
Learn the complete message by President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians:
My fellow countrymen and girls,
First, I want to thank and reward the Almighty who noticed us via the 12 months 2020 and has given us the chance to witness the beginning of one other new 12 months. We particularly thank God as a result of the 12 months 2020 was one of essentially the most making an attempt years since our existence as a nation.
This may also be mentioned about all different nations around the globe, as a result of challenges posed on our collective humanity by the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
Whereas acknowledging that 2020 was a really powerful 12 months, we noticed this 12 months put to check our nationwide resilience and talent to outlive these powerful occasions and in addition gave renewed hope that we are going to once more courageous any storms that lay forward in 2021 and past.
As we have a good time the chance earlier than us on this New Year 2021, we should additionally acknowledge the passing away of our brothers and sisters who didn’t make it into this New Year. Might their souls relaxation in excellent peace.
We should do not forget that we additionally celebrated the historic event of our sixty years as an unbiased and sovereign nation on October 1st, 2020. Within the spirit of hope and gratitude, I want to remind us once more that as a rustic on the tough journey to nationhood and greatness, we now have confounded the numerous pundits at house and around the globe who by no means gave the newly-born nation that emerged unto the world stage on 1st October 1960 an opportunity of surviving for much longer than a couple of years.
But, right here we’re, 61 years by the following anniversary in October, and never solely are we right here, we’re standing tall within the comity of nations as one nation united below the need of God and in addition actively rising that indivisible Nigerian spirit that has enabled us, 12 months after 12 months, decade after decade, to climate all stormy waters and emerges stronger and higher the place others have fallen and disintegrated. This nation, this Nigeria will survive and thrive.
On this journey to nationhood, we now have skilled the highs and lows. 2020 certainly got here with quite a bit of challenges starting from safety and financial points throughout the areas to comprehensible protests that had been primarily led by our youths and served discover to the demand for police reforms and accountability. This authorities heard, this authorities listened and this authorities is dedicated to fulfilling the 5 calls for of our youths, totally understanding that all of us want nicely for Nigeria.
Within the midst of all these challenges, I had initially pledged that as your elected President and Commander-in-Chief, I might make sure that these ongoing challenges will likely be confronted head-on with renewed dedication and with all of the appropriateness and urgency required. Your voices have been heard and we might proceed to take heed to you, and all the important thing stakeholders who’re dedicated to the unity of Nigeria to make sure that each area of this nation is secure for us all, whereas guaranteeing that the long run can also be safe for the approaching era.
I want to additionally use this event of New Year to reaffirm my dedication to the folks of Nigeria, particularly the youth who want our collective encouragement and help. In securing this nation we have to safe the long run of our youth.
Our younger individuals are our most dear pure useful resource, at house and overseas. Their ingenuity, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit is obvious to all. Many of our younger individuals are excelling in varied spheres of life together with sports activities, leisure, info and communication expertise, commerce and are globally acknowledged as achievers.
As a authorities, we’re dedicated to actively partaking with the artistic energies of our younger folks. On this regard, we are going to associate with the legislature to develop an enabling setting to show their passions into concepts that may be supported, groomed and scaled throughout areas. It will create huge alternatives in fintech, agriculture, enterprise course of startups and within the leisure business.
The 12 months 2021 will certainly be a 12 months the place we are going to work to bolster the hopes of fellow Nigerians within the imaginative and prescient of a united and progressive Nigeria. This administration would proceed specializing in delivering key strategic priorities below our “SEA” – (Safety, Financial system and Anti-Corruption) Agenda. Some of the important thing precedence areas we might direct our consideration and strengths to incorporate:
Re-energizing and reorganizing the safety equipment and personnel of the armed forces and the police with a view to enhancing their capability to have interaction, push again and dismantle the operations of each inside and exterior extremist and legal teams waging struggle in opposition to our communities in some elements of the nation.
In step with the present safety challenges, we face as a nation, I want to reiterate the promise I made just lately when over 300 of our boys kidnapped from Authorities Science Secondary Faculty, Kankara had been efficiently rescued by our safety operatives.
The professionalism proven by our safety forces and the collaboration from all stakeholders throughout each state and federal governments that led to the profitable rescue of the boys is proof that Nigeria has the interior capability to decisively take care of terror assaults on our residents.
Nevertheless, we acknowledge that we quickly have to maneuver to a extra proactive and preemptive posture to make sure that these types of traumatic incidents don’t turn out to be a norm. Our administration is totally conscious of the accountability we now have to guard the lives and property of all Nigerians, and we is not going to relent in studying and adapting to altering threats to our nationwide safety and civic nicely being.
ON THE ECONOMY
Our focus is on revamping the economic system via the nationwide financial diversification agenda that helps the first objective of nationwide meals self-sufficiency. This has helped cut back the rising meals-associated inflationary figures and have in appreciable measure positively impacted our meals safety standing in the course of the lengthy months of the pandemic lockdown.
We’re additionally at present rebuilding our nationwide infrastructure base and, within the course of, introducing transformation via the rehabilitation, modernization, and growth of the railway system, nationwide roads and bridges each in rural and concrete centres, alongside the airports and seaports.
The reforms we now have put in place within the energy sector would assure elevated effectivity in our drive to considerably increase the era and distribution of electrical energy to be used in houses and factories.
As an administration, we’re at present endeavor a sequence of particular interventions designed to spice up job creation and help the entrepreneurial drive of our youths.
With the latest opening of our borders, we count on that the pent-up demand of reputable cross-border and worldwide commerce will enhance the fortunes of the numerous small companies and agricultural enterprises that rely on Nigeria’s commerce and commerce.
The message to our West African neighbours is that Nigeria is as soon as once more totally open for these keen to conduct enterprise in a good and equitable means.
On the anti-corruption drive of our administration, we now have recorded substantial beneficial properties thus far and this 12 months, we’re dedicated to persevering with alongside the trail of eradicating corruption, via collaboration with all of the arms of Authorities to successfully prosecute this combat.
Whereas we might be working with the Legislature to enact legal guidelines that might strengthen this combat, we might even be taking a look at reviewing some of our legal guidelines which might make sure that this combat is more practical. On the half of the chief, we might make sure the diligent and well timed prosecution of corruption instances, whereas interesting to the judiciary to make sure that corruption instances are allotted with expeditiously.
The persistence of varied types of violence has meant that in essentially the most affected elements of the nation, the material of inter-communal concord woven via years of funding of effort at constructing belief, mutual respect, and concord has been threatened.
Insecurity as a problem has direct repercussions on our nationwide financial stability, progress, and growth, setting us again at essential factors via the destruction of private and non-private investments.
In elements of the nation the place continual poverty, social exclusion, and disillusionment amongst sections of the youth had been already an issue, the cycles of violence which have been unleashed by senseless teams like Boko Haram and others have thwarted the efforts of the federal government to undertake the social coverage and related investments that would make an enormous distinction within the high quality of life of our residents.
I’m conscious that for some of our compatriots, the progress we now have registered for the reason that inception of this administration shouldn’t be almost as quick or as enough as they would need. I don’t begrudge them their views in as far as they signify a want, through which all of us share, for less than the easiest for our nation.
Nonetheless, I name upon all Nigerians to rigorously recall the circumstances of our coming to workplace, the details on the bottom and the assets at our disposal since 2015 with the accomplishments of this administration.
As a folks, we now have proven admirable resilience within the face of each adversity, an unmatched capability to get better speedily from each setback, an unparalleled generosity of spirit after we resolve our variations, and fixed readiness to speculate religion and hope within the future we share as a united nation constructed on the range of its peoples.
It’s these attributes that underpin the Nigerian spirit of “can do, will do” that offers me hope that we will but get to our vacation spot and fulfill our calling collectively, particularly with the strong resolutions we’re setting on this new 12 months.
Preserving our nation on a ahead march is an obligation which all of us have and share. On this regard, holding our nation secure from a resurgent cycle of COVID-19 as this administration finalizes its plans to obtain and effectively and successfully distribute the COVID-19 vaccines, I urge you all fellow residents to watch strict COVID-19 prevention protocols.
As your elected President, my pledge to you is identical because it has at all times been; I’ll play my half totally and with out concern or favour. I invite all of us to do the identical. It’s what we owe to the founding era of our beloved nation and in addition to the approaching era. It’s what we want for nationwide prosperity for all calls for.
Lengthy Live the Nigerian spirit of oneness, togetherness, and unity. Lengthy Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I want you a Happy and affluent New Year.
Might God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.