President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano on Wednesday
“Nigeria is my problem,’’ President Muhammadu Buhari, currently on his first working visit to Kano, northern commercial city, has declared.
“I will continue to do my best. Nigeria is my target and I will remain focused to move the country forward,” Buhari said at a dinner to welcome him on Wednesday night.
Buhari said he would remain focused in order to restore the lost glory of the country.
The dinner was organised in his honour by Kano State Government.
The 75-year-old charismatic leader said he would continue to do his best to ensure that the country attained greater heights.
He said the administration would continue to accord priority attention to education so as to empower the youth, to enable them contribute their quota toward the development of the country.
“If you educate people, you empower them. So we have to make sacrifice to prepare the youth for the future,” Buhari said.
He expressed happiness over the wonderful reception accorded him and his entourage by the people of the state on their arrival in the state capital.
“I am overwhelmed by the massive turnout of people who left what they were doing to welcome me. This should be a clear message to the opposition.
“The support has been consistent, so I don’t have words to express my appreciation to the people of Kano state.”
He congratulated Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for working very hard to improve the living standard of the people of the state through execution of projects that had direct bearing on them.
The President described Ganduje as a good politician who worked closely with everyone, particularly representatives of the state, at the state and National Assemblies.
Ganduje had earlier said Kano state government had been able to execute a number of projects, in addition to initiating various empowerment programmes for the women and youths.
He said as part of efforts to address unemployment, the state government awarded contract worth over N2 billion for the construction of a skills
acquisition training centre.
The centre would soon be completed and put to use, he said.
“We have a number of projects that are on-going and we hope you will visit the state in near future in order to commission such projects,” Ganduje said.