Buhari President says restructuring Nigeria isn't an easy task

The president also said the country had made tremendous progress in the last one year towards restoring its lost glory.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks at a joint news conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at the presidential villa in Abuja play President Muhammadu Buhari (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)
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President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that restructuring Nigeria isn't an easy task but believes with hardwork and sound vision, his administration will triumph.

President Muhammadu Buhari play

President Muhammadu Buhari

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Buhari made the confession on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the graduation ceremony of Course 24 participants of the National Defence College, Abuja.

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In his words, “We are, however, not under any illusions that this task is an easy one. But we have put our trust in God knowing that with hard work and sound vision, we will triumph.

Buhari stated that international confidence in Nigeria and its future was beginning to return because of how the country was slowly finding ways to solve its problems.

Finished portrait of President Buhari play

Finished portrait of President Buhari

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Continuing, the President said, “We hope to continue to build on this progress in the coming years so as to ensure that Nigeria maintains the enviable heights it has achieved thus far. It is a task that all of us must resolve to do.

“Yet to this day, corruption and poverty remain our main national problems. Thus far, we’ve been able to recover billions of naira from indicted companies and individuals. In addition, through the implementation and enforcement of the Treasury Single Account, we’ve been able to save more for our nation,” Buhari stated.

Buhari recalled that though he had he had outlined certain core areas of national life requiring immediate intervention when he was inaugurated, he said the nation is beginning to have faith in the ability of its society’s institutional capacity in tackling its problems.

The president also said the country had made tremendous progress in the last one year towards restoring its lost glory.

He also assured his determination to pass on a new orientation in leadership which would be service-driven and committed to the fulfillment of its electoral promises.

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