President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja declared 2019 as a very successful year for the nation, thanking Nigerians for believing in him and supporting his administration to take Nigeria to the Next Level. ‘‘We thank God. It has been a very successful year, relative to the composition of this country, both politically and ethnically,’’ the President told residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) led by the Minister, Mohammed Bello, during the traditional Christmas Day homage.
The President told the delegation, comprising religious, traditional and political leaders as well top civil servants and members of the press: ‘‘You are our eyes and ears, we have to listen to you and I hope you are encouraging your constituencies that this leadership means well and is concerned about them.’’ The President reiterated that his administration would continue to do the utmost best to effectively utilize national resources to rebuild the country, recounting that the extreme infrastructure deficit inherited by his administration was worsened by the volatility in the oil market and the activities of militants in the Niger Delta.
He, however, expressed confidence that in the last four years the federal government had recorded sustainable progress in mobilizing resources to rebuild infrastructure across the country. ‘‘This administration sincerely believes that if you get infrastructure right, most Nigerians will mind their own businesses. They may not even care who is in government.