Buhari seeks cooperation among elite, commissions projects in Borno
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Maiduguri, Borno State, said more cooperation among elites and commitment to inform people on realities and mobilise for development will help in resolving challenges facing the nation.
In a courtesy call at the palace of the Shehu of Borno during a visit to commission the Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi Distance Learning Centre and International Conference Hall at the University of Maiduguri and some state projects, the President said the elites owe it to the people to inform, guide and shape opinions, since they have more access and knowledge on the economy. “What our country needs now is continued cooperation of the elites. They know the problem of the nation. It is good that they educate the less informed about the realities,” he said. The President noted that there was a need to be more careful in assessing the performance of the administration and it should be relative to the time and resources available.
“On our three targets, we should look at where we were when we came in and where we are now in relation to time and resources,” he said. Buhari noted that in spite of a drop in production output and price of crude oil, the administration utilised what was available to make a difference on security and the economy. He assured Nigerians that his administration will use the remaining period to consolidate on efforts in restoring peace and improving the economy. “For the period remaining, we will keep doing our best, especially in infrastructure, so that those who will come after us will not have cause to complain,” he added.