I Promise You Better Days Ahead, Even As We Remain Grateful, Buhari Tells Nigerians


ABUJA—President Mohammadu has, again, appealed to Nigerians to be patient with his
government in the face of the harsh economic
realities of the present time, assuring that there
were better days ahead

He also condemned the suicide bombing that
occurred on Monday in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

The President said he was not oblivious of the
hardship and hunger in the land and that Nigerians
were having a tough period.

Making the observations in a congratulatory
message to all Muslims faithful in Nigeria on the
celebration of Eid El Fitr to mark the end of fast, Buhari, however, appealed to the
rich to show some kind and philanthropic gestures
to the poor, especially to the victims of terrorism in the society.

The President in the message he personally signed,
urged the people to show love and understanding
to one another, irrespective of tribe, religion and
political leanings.

He said:

“I congratulate Muslims in Nigeria and
around the world on the successful completion of
this month-long spiritual journey of fasting, prayer
and almsgiving in obedience to the Divine

“I sincerely pray that the Almighty Allah will reward
our sacrifices with increased blessing and a more
prosperous future.

“On this happy occasion, it is my strong belief that
all true followers of Islam have been rejuvenated
on the true meaning and essence of life and
through the teachings of Prophet Muhammad
(SAW), we have learnt to imbibe the virtues of piety,
sacrifice, love, self-denial and good conduct in our daily relationship with one another.

“I am not unaware of what Nigerians are going
through and I want to use this medium to
commend the amazing sacrifices of Nigerians in the
face of the temporary economic and social
challenges and also reassure Nigerians that my
administration is working assiduously towards providing basic needs and other amenities.

“On Monday this week, the Vice President, the
Speaker of the House of Representatives and other
government officials joined me to host Iftar
reception at the State House with Nigerians of
different backgrounds including Internally
Displaced Persons, IDPs, artisans and Physically- challenged persons.

“Like I said during the reception, I want to once
again appeal to those of us who have the means, to
remember the millions of Nigerians who are
suffering deprivation because of violence
perpetrated by terrorists.

“I promise you all better days ahead even as we
remain grateful for your unflinching support to our

President Buhari also said that he remained
committed to the fight against corruption in Nigeria,
emphasizing that every legal option would be
employed to conquer the social vice.

He also commended the armed forces for their
gallantry in the North East, even as he assured the
world that steps were being taken to resolve the
crisis in the Niger Delta.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has
condemned the suicide bombing that occurred on
Monday in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

Condoling with Saudi authorities over the attack,
President Buhari said the development was a
desecration of all that was sacred and holy, as it
took place near the Prophet Muhammad’s Mosque,
and on one of the holy days of Ramadan.

“I commend the Armed Forces and security
agencies for the gains recorded in the fight against
terrorists and the rescue of hostages in the North
East part of the country.

“I also appeal for the support, understanding and
patience of all Nigerians and our international
partners as we explore the fastest means to end
the economic sabotage in the Niger Delta and
amicably resolve the conflicts within the region,” he

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