Happy Independence Day Nigeria and Happy New Month


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Happy 55th Independence Day, Nigeria and happy
new month to all you beautiful people! Hope y’all
have an incredible day filled with love, kindness
and miracles!

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  1. Speech by President
    Muhammadu Buhari to mark Nigeria’s 55th
    Independence anniversary.
    OCTOBER 1 is a day for joy and celebrations for us
    Nigerians whatever the circumstances we find
    ourselves in because it is the day, 55 years ago; we
    liberated ourselves from the shackles of colonialism
    and began our long march to nationhood and to
    greatness.
    No temporary problems or passing challenges
    should stop us from honoring this day. Let us
    remind ourselves of the gifts God has given us. Our
    Creator has bequeathed to us Numbers – Nigeria is
    the ninth most populated country on the planet. We
    have in addition:
    • Arable land
    • Water
    • Forests
    • Oil and gas
    • Coastline
    • Solid minerals
    We have all the attributes of a great nation. We are
    not there yet because the one commodity we have
    been unable to exploit to the fullest is unity of
    purpose. This would have enabled us to achieve not
    only more orderly political evolution and
    integration but also continuity and economic
    progress.
    Countries far less endowed have made greater
    economic progress by greater coherence and unity
    of purpose.
    Nonetheless, that we have remained together is an
    achievement we should all appreciate and try to
    consolidate. We have witnessed this year a sea
    change in our democratic development. The fact
    that an opposition party replaced an entrenched
    government in a free and fair election is indicative
    of the deeper roots of our democratic system.
    Whatever one’s views are, Nigerians must thank
    former President Jonathan for not digging-in in the
    face of defeat and thereby saving the country untold
    consequences.
    As I said in my inaugural speech, I bear no ill will
    against anyone on past events. Nobody should fear
    anything from me. We are not after anyone. People
    should only fear the consequences of their actions. I
    hereby invite everyone, whatever his or her political
    view to join me in working for the nation.
    My countrymen and women, every new government
    inherits problems. Ours was no different. But what
    Nigerians want are solutions, quick solutions not a
    recitation of problems inherited. Accordingly, after
    consultations with the Vice President, senior party
    leaders and other senior stakeholders, I quickly got
    down to work on the immediate, medium-term and
    long-term problems which we must solve if we are
    to maintain the confidence which Nigerians so
    generously bestowed on us in the March elections
    and since then.
    As you know, I toured the neighboring countries,
    marshal a coalition of armed forces of the five
    nations to confront and defeat Boko Haram. I met
    also the G-7 leaders and other friendly presidents in
    an effort to build an international coalition against
    Boko Haram. Our gallant armed forces under new
    leadership have taken the battle to the insurgents,
    and severely weakened their logistical and
    infrastructural capabilities. Boko Haram are being
    scattered and are on the run. That they are
    resorting to shameless attacks on soft targets such
    as IDP camps is indicative of their cowardice and
    desperation. I have instructed security and local
    authorities to tighten vigilance in vulnerable places.
    On power, government officials have held a series of
    long sessions over several weeks about the best way
    to improve the nation’s power supply in the safest
    and most cost effective way. In the meantime,
    improvement in the power supply is moderately
    encouraging. By the same token, supply of petrol
    and kerosene to the public has improved
    throughout the country. All the early signs are that
    within months the whole country would begin to
    feel a change for the better.
    Preliminary steps have been taken to sanitise NNPC
    and improve its operations so that the inefficiency
    and corruption could be reduced to a minimum.
    Those of our refineries which can be serviced and
    brought back into partial production would be
    enabled to resume operations so that the whole
    sordid business of exporting crude and importing
    finished products in dubious transactions could be
    stopped.
    In addition to NNPC, I have ordered for a complete
    audit of our other revenue generating agencies
    mainly CBN, FIRS, Customs, NCC, for better service
    delivery to the nation. Prudent housekeeping is
    needed now more than ever in view of the sharp
    decline in world market oil prices. It is a challenge
    we have to face squarely. But what counts is not so
    much what accrues but how we manage our
    resources that is important.
    We have seen in the last few years how huge
    resources were mismanaged, squandered and
    wasted. The new APC government is embarking on
    a clean up, introducing prudence and probity in
    public financing.
    At an early stage, the Federal Government
    addressed the issue of salary arrears in many states,
    a situation capable of degenerating into social
    unrest. The APC government stepped in to provide
    short-term support to the owing states and enabled
    them to pay off the backlog and restore the
    livelihood of millions of Nigerians.
    Fellow Nigerians, there have been a lot of anxiety
    and impatience over the apparent delay in
    announcement of ministers. There is no cause to be
    anxious. Our government set out to do things
    methodically and properly. We received the handing
    over notes from the outgoing government only four
    days before taking over. Consequently, the Joda
    Transition Committee submitted its report on the
    re-organisation of Federal Government structure
    after studying the hand over notes. It would have
    been haphazard to announce ministers when the
    government had not finalised the number of
    ministries to optimally carry the burden of
    governance.
    Anyway, the wait is over. The first set of names for
    ministerial nominees for confirmation has been
    sent to the senate. Subsequent lists will be
    forwarded in due course. Impatience is not a virtue.
    Order is more vital than speed. Careful and
    deliberate decisions after consultations get far
    better results. And better results for our country is
    what the APC government for CHANGE is all about.
    I would like to end my address this morning on our
    agenda for CHANGE. Change does not just happen.
    You and I and all of us must appreciate that we all
    have our part to play if we want to bring change
    about. We must change our lawless habits, our
    attitude to public office and public trust. We must
    change our unruly behavior in schools, hospitals,
    market places, motor parks, on the roads, in homes
    and offices. To bring about change, we must change
    ourselves by being law-abiding citizens.
    Happy Independence celebrations. Long Live the
    Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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