Friday, 27 May 2016

I will not fail Nigerians - Pres. Buhari Reassures Nigerians




President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reassured Nigerians that he remained committed to fulfilling his electoral promise of making Nigeria a better place for all.
Buhari made the promise in his Children’s Day message, which he personally signed.
The President said the well-being of Nigerian children remained his administration’s priority.
He added that that was why adequate provisions were made in the 2016 budget for their immunisation against killer diseases as well as the school feeding programme.
Buhari stated that despite the dwindling economic fortune of the nation, his administration would continue to improve on the quality of lives of the youth.
The President said, “I seize the opportunity of this year’s celebration, which comes just two days before the first anniversary of the present administration, to reassure our children and youth that we remain fully committed to fulfilling our promise of a better Nigeria for all of our people.
“On this happy occasion for our children, I reaffirm my belief that it is the right of every Nigerian child to have access to quality and affordable education as well as health care and other basic necessities for a good life, in a peaceful and secure environment.
“The good health and well-being of Nigerian children remain a top priority on our agenda for national development and we have demonstrated our strong commitment in this regard with the allocation of N12.6bn in the 2016 budget for vaccines and programmes to prevent childhood killer diseases such as polio, measles and yellow fever.
“Other measures in the 2016 budget, such as the school feeding programme for children at a cost of N93.1bn, will ensure that more children go to school and enjoy the fun of learning and growing together with their peers.”
Buhari expressed joy at the recent safe return of one of the over 200 girls kidnapped in their school in Chibok, Borno State, in 2014.
He assured Nigerians that he would not rest until the Boko Haram sect was completely eliminated from the country.
The President stated, “It is a thing of joy that on this year’s Children’s Day, we can also celebrate the safe return of one of the Chibok girls, Amina Ali Nkeki, and many other abducted women and children who have been freed from the clutches of Boko Haram by our gallant troops.
“As peace gradually returns to the insurgency-ravaged North-East states, the Federal Government  will continue to work diligently to ensure the rapid and full reintegration and rehabilitation of all internally displaced persons, including orphaned children in the region.”
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