We’re committed to reducing poverty, fixing economy – Buhari

We’re committed to reducing poverty, fixing economy – Buhari
December 25 06:50 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration is committed to reducing poverty among the populace and saving the ecomomy from recession.

The President  in  Christmas message to Nigerians,   urged them to pray for divine guidance for the country to overcome its current socio-economic challenges.

He also called on Nigerians to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ who is the reason for the season, in dealing with neighours and fellow compatriots.

“There is no better time than now in our nation’s history to pray for divine guidance to get over our current challenges.’’

“As we celebrate this year’s Christmas, I believe that it is very appropriate for us to reflect on the love of God, aptly espoused in the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus Christ.

“During his earthly sojourn, Jesus Christ repeatedly reminded his disciples and followers of peace that come in the midst of trials and tribulations on earth.

“During this period, we should remember to offer special prayers to God for all our heroic citizens who paid the supreme price to restore peace and security in the North East and other flash points in the country,” he said.

He also urged Nigerians to remember in their prayers, the soldiers who are making the sacrifices in the frontline to protect the country.

President Buhari also enjoined the citizens not to forget the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), as well as those who had suffered untold hardship as a result of activities of insurgents and terrorists.

“I assure Nigerians that our government is doing its best to make life easier for all.

“Let us therefore, renew our hope in the God-ordained unity, progress and prosperity of our great nation.

“I wish all travellers safe movements and a memorable holiday as we celebrate with our families and friends,” he said.