President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday his administration is delivering on promises with clear-cut targets, prudent management of resources and a deliberate policy to plug wastage and pilfering of government resources.
The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said the President stated this at the palace of the Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sanusi, in Dutse, Jigawa.
President Buhari said the problems of initial dwindling oil prices did not discourage the government from setting targets for lofty developmental projects and achieving more in three years than the 16 years of Peoples Democratic Party’s misrule.
According to him, the growing support the administration currently enjoys can be attributed to the understanding of Nigerians of the unpleasant realities it inherited and the efforts to reposition the economy despite “what the opposition keeps sponsoring in the press.”
President Buhari directed the Minister of Water Resources, Sulaiman Adamu, to work with the Jigawa State Government to alleviate the challenge of water scarcity in the state capital, following a complaint by the Emir of Dutse.
On arrival in Jigawa, the President began his engagements at Auyo, near Hadejia, where he inaugurated the expansion of an irrigation scheme and paid a visit to the Emir of Hadejia, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar Maje.
The President, who was received by a tumultuous crowd, thanked the Emir of Hadejia and his people for always supporting him even when he was an opposition candidate.