President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday promised to address the emerging challenges of climate change as well as resettle communities displaced by insecurity across the country.
President Buhari said this in his speech at the June 12, 2019 National Democracy Day in Abuja.
He said: “For the next four years, we will remain committed to improving the lives of people by consolidating efforts to address these key issues as well as emerging challenges of climate change, resettling displaced communities and dealing decisively with the new flashes of insecurity across the country, and the impacts on food scarcity and regional stability.
“We are not daunted by the enormity of the tasks ahead.
“Instead, we are revived by this new mandate to work collaboratively with state and local governments, legislators, the diplomatic corps, and all Nigerians to rebuild and reposition our country as the heartbeat and reference point for our continent.’’
Buhari said that in spite of the enormous resources pledged to infrastructure development in the past four years, there was the urgent need to modernise the roads and bridges, electricity grid, ports, and rail systems.
He said: “Despite the enormous resources pledged to infrastructure development these past four years, there remains the urgent need to modernise our roads and bridges, electricity grid, ports, and rail systems.
“Whilst agriculture and industrial output have recovered since the recession, we are more committed than ever to work with the private sector to improve productivity and accelerate economic growth.
“The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, which is the gauge of manufacturing activity in the country, has also risen for 26 consecutive months since March 2017, indicating continuous growth and expansion in our manufacturing sector.”