The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has described the Year 2020 as the most “strenuous” year of his over a five-year regime which began in May 2015.
Buhari, who stated this in his 2021 New Year Broadcast on Friday, said 2020 came with many economic and security challenges but Nigeria remains resilient as a country on a “difficult journey” to nationhood.
He assured Nigerians that his regime will face all challenges in the New Year head-on, adding that his regime will renew the hopes of citizens in the New Year.
The President said, “In this journey to nationhood, we have experienced the highs and lows. 2020 indeed came with a lot of challenges ranging from security and economic issues across the regions to understandable protests that were mainly led by our youths and served notice to the demand for police reforms and accountability. This government heard, this government listened and this government is committed to fulfilling the five demands of our youths, fully understanding that we all wish well for Nigeria.
“In the midst of all these challenges, I had initially pledged that as your elected President and Commander-in-Chief, I would ensure that these ongoing challenges will be faced head-on with renewed determination and with all the appropriateness and urgency required. Your voices have been heard and we would continue to listen to you, and all the key stakeholders who are committed to the unity of Nigeria to ensure that every region of this nation is safe for us all, while guaranteeing that the future is also secure for the coming generation.”
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