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President Buhari addresses Nigeria on 56th independence day

01 October 2016, 07:30Lekan oladeinde

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation in a televised speech to mark the 56th anniversary of the country's independence

This is his second since he was elected in 2015.

He talked on a variety of issues affecting the nation.

In his speech, Buhari called on Nigerians to be patient with his administration.

He said he is doing his best to bring Nigeria out of recession.

Buhari said the nation should not allow “temporary problems” blind or divert from the “corrective course his government has charted for the nation.

He reassured Nigerians that he would continue to ensure honesty and transparency in governance and stop the stealing of Nigeria’s resources.

The President said the steps would ensure provision of qualitative healthcare, security, education, infrastructure for commerce and additional jobs for the youth.

“I ran for office because I know that good government is the only way to ensure prosperity and abundance for all. I remain resolutely committed to this objective.

“I believe that this recession will not last.

Read the full text of Buhari's Independence Day speech here

- News 24


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