He said those who have become impatient and ruled out his administrations ability to proffer solutions to the challenges confronting the country will be proven wrong soon.
Speaking at the 8th Bola Tinubu Colloquium on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, the President appealed to individuals and non-governmental organizations (NGO) to contribute their quota to the development of the nation as it is not solely the job of government.
He said those who have become impatient and ruled out his administrations ability to proffer solutions to the challenges confronting the country will be proven wrong in few months' time.
Buhari sid: “We need a new approach that challenges more states and local governments, more organisation, companies and non-governmental organisations and individuals… government cannot and should not do it alone.
“We can achieve more with partnership that link up and scale up our efforts.
“Some have even become disorientated and impatient enough to think that barriers are insurmountable… In the coming months, Nigerians will see much more actions. Government will continue to invest substantially in human capital development and this is just the beginning.”
Also speaking at the event, which is part of the programmes organized to mark his 64th birthday, Tinubu urged Nigerians not to lose faith in Nigeria as the Buhari administration is on the right track in transforming the nation.
“I believe in our president and his administration. He is a leader dedicated to the betterment of Nigeria. He needs our support to make this a reality,” he said.
“During the 7th Colloquium which held last year (2015) in Lagos, I recall I made a request. I said the best birthday gift I wanted was for people go out and vote massively to secure election victory. To the glory of God, our party, the APC won a remarkable victory.
“That historic victory has placed on us a heavy responsibility to right the wrongs of the past years. Our path may be tough at present. But I do not entertain fear because I know our people are more resilient than the challenges we face.
“Thus, I also ask the people to be of firm conviction and strong hope that we are working for and moving toward a better day.
“I believe in destiny. Yes, the times that have come upon us are rough. Yet, I cannot help but believe that we have been put here at this appointed place and appointed time for a reason more profound than mere coincidence.
“Our future is being redirected. I salute the president, the vice president and the entire cabinet.
“Nigeria is being redirected; there’s no option for us, but to revalidate our faith in our country and take the hard decision now. Our renaissance must come within,” the APC national leader said.
The occasion, which held at the International Conference Center (ICC), was attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Adeyeye Ogunwusi, ooni of Ife; Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano; and many state governors.