Nigeria’s President Buhari, who received a delegation from King Salman of Saudi Arabia in the presidential villa Abuja, said he has remained undeterred and focused on securing the lives and properties of all Nigerians.
President Buhari, who thanked the Saudi Arabian monarch for recently donating $10m towards the fight against Boko Haram and the provision of relief materials for Internally Displaced Persons, said his administration which is mindful of the three-pronged promises made to Nigerians before the 2015 elections, has done its best in delivering all of its campaign promises.
“From the very time we came until now, we have been able to do our best, and we remain focused on delivering on our promises,’’ he said.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who also spoke at a Town Hall meeting in the course of his two-day official visit to Plateau state, restated his commitment to arrest the cycle of violence that has engulfed some parts of the country.
Launching the Plateau State Roadmap to Peace, President Buhari said;
‘I wish to encourage your Excellency to continue with the good work you are doing, and I wholeheartedly congratulate you for uniting the people of Plateau State. I am indeed quite impressed with gains and successes recorded in the area of conflict management and peace-building, which has returned this state to the path of relative peace. Let me express the Federal Government’s commitment to support and assist the Peace Building Agency in its effort to arrest the vicious cycle of violence and lay the foundation for sustainable peace in our country.
I am glad that the state government has fully keyed into the All Green Initiative and the Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme of the Federal Government considering the strategic importance of agriculture to our national development. Equally commendable is Plateau State’s commitment to the African Development Bank-funded Potato Value Chain Support Project, which is targeted at wealth creation, employment generation and food security.
“I have noted the request for refund of funds expended on the rehabilitation of the Jos-Bukuru-Mararaba Jema’a Road which is a Federal road project and other interventions. Federal Government will expedite action towards the refund of verified claims by the Plateau State Government’.