I Will Fight For The Poor, Says President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Daura, Katsina State, said he would use his second term in office to improve the lives of Nigerians by paying close attention to the poor and those on the lower rungs of society.

Addressing leaders of various communities from Five Local Government Areas of Daura Emirate who paid him a visit during Eid El-Kabir celebration, the President said he is convinced that the majority of Nigerians understand who he is, and his mission on account of which they returned him for a second term in office with a larger margin of votes than 2015.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President said “You know how much I laboured to get here. I ran three times in the past. The fourth time, God used technology to do it for me. The fifth time I ran (February 23, 2019), I went to all the states of the federation. The turnout of crowds was overwhelming.

“Truly, the people know and understand my mission. This is what the votes showed. The administration will dwell on our campaign issues — security, economy and corruption. We will fight for the poor,” the President said.

He emphasized the importance placed on agriculture by his administration, promising to appoint a minister who is knowledgeable and would promote investment in the sector.

“I will appoint a minister who knows agriculture and its role in providing jobs and growing our economy. You have seen how we broke the fertiliser jinx in the country. We will do more to better the lots of our farmers; agriculture is our strength,” he added.

He also expressed happiness with the changing attitude of young people to agriculture, with many earning respectable incomes, urging all of those without regular incomes to return back to the farm.

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