President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that increasing cases of killings carried out by suspected herdsmen in communities across the country would soon be brought under control as security agents deployed to affected areas are poised to achieving the feat.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President gave the assurance on Monday while receiving the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“The President assured Nigerians that the rising attacks on communities by herdsmen will soon be brought under control by security forces deployed to the vulnerable areas across the country.
“He said the unfortunate incident of attacks, which had resulted in loss of lives and properties, had already brought sorrow and hardship on many Nigerians, with the government deeply affected,” the statement read.
Buhari also reiterated his administration’s resolve to deliver on the three-pronged promises of “securing the lives and properties of Nigerians, halting the pillage of the economy by corrupt public officials, and creating employment opportunities for the youths”.
He pointed out that the initial economic challenge posed by recession was already dwindling, with the economy smarting out and posting better results on falling inflation rates, higher foreign reserve and better ranking on ease of doing business.
According to him, “If you look critically into the 2018 budget, we have already taken into account key issues of more stable electricity, construction of roads and rails, and the airport concession”.
The President expressed the readiness of his government to accelerate and increase momentum in agriculture, power, gas, manufacturing and processing, while commending the Chinese government for its support in improving infrastructure in Nigeria.