President elect Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday promised to make judicious use of the lean resources of the land stressing that he will neither embezzle the country’s resources nor allow anyone to embezzle them.
Buhari who made the statement during a town hall meeting today in Yola said he will accord priority to fighting corruption, insecurity and will enhance educational development noting that most of the social ills bedeviling the polity could be traced to dearth of education.
He decried the high level of corruption in the country which he said was responsible for the years of decay that led to massive unemployment adding that to address the situation, he will invest massively in agriculture and exploit mineral resource sector in order to create employment.
Buhari noted that for Nigeria to get out of the woods, the people must persevere adding that in the face of the massive decay in the system, addressing Nigeria’s problems will be a daunting task.
The President elect, who thanked Nigerians for casting their votes for APC en mass during the last Presidential and National Assembly polls said the country is endowed with human and natural resources ‘’but unfortunately the resources were mismanaged and squandered leading to the present situation in the land.
Buhari however noted that with the support and sacrifice of Nigerians, there will be light at the end of the tunnel expressing hope that with the resolve of Nigerians to effect change, the country will be the better.
He promised that in the course of running his government, he will not favour or discriminate against anyone adding that he will ensure that Nigeria’s resources are fairly and judiciously distributed across all nooks and crannies of the land adding that ‘’We will run a transparent government and in doing so I will not favour my family,’’.
The President-elect who was accompanied by the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the National Chairman of the Party Chief John Oyegun and Senator Olurinimbe Mamora had earlier visited Lamido of Adamawa Dr Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa.