‘I’m Having Sleepless Nights Over How To Make Nigeria Better, Change Doesn’t Happen Overnight’ – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he is having spending sleepless nights over how to make the country better, just has he commenced moves to address food scarcity and increase in food prices currently being witnessed across the country.
He has therefore ordered that 10,000 tonnes of grains should be released from the national strategic grains reserves for distribution nationwide.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who stated this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, also quoted Buhari as telling Nigerians that his promised change would not happen overnight.
Shehu added that the President had directed the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, to assist able-bodied men and women currently holed up in Internally Displaced Persons camps across the country to return to farming.
He said the steps were aimed at easing the hardship being experienced by Nigerians.
Shehu said the Buhari administration should not be blamed for the current bad shape of the economy.
Instead of the President, the presidential spokesman said the Boko Haram sect and past administrations should be held responsible for the state of the economy.