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“The global economic challenges the world is grappling with today might well turn out to be a blessing for us in Nigeria” – Pres. Buhari

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While speaking in Abuja yesterday at the opening of the International Islamic Conference on Peace and Nation Building, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that the global economic challenges that the world is facing can be seen as a blessing to Nigeria.

See parts of his speech below.

The global economic challenges the world is grappling with today might well turn out to be a blessing for us in Nigeria, because it will stimulate the latent economic opportunities that we have left untapped for decades.

Poverty breeds disaffection, which in turn leads to crime and lawlessness including confrontation against the state. To checkmate this, we must work hard to lift our economy, engage our youth and rebuild infrastructure. We can only achieve these with full cooperation of all Nigerians and under a stable polity. We are determined to do this and we shall not be deterred.

No religion approves of such heinous crimes against humanity; definitely not Islam nor Christianity, the two to which most Nigerians belong. This is a tragedy which all normal people must rise up against. Islam does not permit lawlessness. It frowns at extremism even in normal acts of worship. The emergence of any group advocating the contrary is therefore irreligious and unacceptable.

10 Comments

  1. oj's friend

    March 18, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Might?

  2. prince

    March 18, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I’m very optimistic and I’m so sure that we are heading for a glorious future

    • nene+

      March 18, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      If i hear that again???
      Which of the diversification? Education? health? which one??
      If i remember, your doctor is not in Nigeria, neither do your wards patronize Nigeria schools nor product.

      Yet you politicians only take Nigerian juicy jobs at LNG.CBN,NNPC etc . Stop deceiving the people of Nigeria.

      Stop gagging us with the products you don’t touch with the longest spoon.

      If your houses are searched today,not a single made in Nigeria product would be found. none,not even tissue nor detergent -may be tuwo, garri etc.

  3. Betty

    March 18, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Lemme not talk…..!!!

    • anon

      March 18, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Please don’t talk!!!

  4. nnenne

    March 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    “Global economic challenges”
    These people must think we are idiots.
    Please stop hiding under global economic challenges, ok?
    Talk about Nigerian economic challenges. Nigeria is unique and so are our challenges.
    We could start from creating SYSTEMS and REGULATIONS.
    AL these ‘ Karaption’, thief, thief, I caught you, is not the way to go.
    We are fighting corruption but Nepotism is on the rise and bribery is still the other of them day. Children of the rich and mighty are getting all the jobs while people who are more qualified roam our streets.
    It is annoying when these political media spinners/ propagandist/ speech writers think we can be deceived just like that.
    Nigeria has issues that other countries don’t have.
    Let’s deal with them. We ask you because you claim you have the answers and you are telling the World that you are tackling the issues.

    Global economic challenges indeed!!!!

  5. ElessarisElendil

    March 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Yeah so this is all bull.

    The person that told him economic difficulties stimulate hidden economic opportunities is lying to him. Economic difficulties topple governments. It is why sensible governments in time of difficulty slash their expenses and spend on capital projects to prevent the bad economy from affecting people. In Nigeria however, under his regime, has unnecessary government spending reduced? A simple budget can’t even be passed!

    LMFAO!! The way he’s talking, you’d think we were rich before, Oga we’re already poor, crime is already high and a growing minority if not majority are already disaffected with the state. Does this man even know he’s ruling Nigeria?

    As for the final paragraph, that’s just a big lie. Years ago the Baba Olowo of the Sauds needed to consolidate his power, he had the brilliant idea to create a puritanical brotherhood of warriors; the Ilkwhan. All they did was study the Quran and fight against the infidel. When Ibn Saud finally needed to give his state legitimacy which involved working closely with the Brits, the Ilkwhan turned on him. He massacred them all as a sensible fellow.
    My question is? This folk who spent the majority of their time studying the Quran somehow missed the part where violence was discouraged? He could say the majority of Muslims understand the need for peace, understand that war is not profitable, but to say outright, the faith doesn’t encourage it. Haba………………….

    “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing…
    but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)”

    No be talk am ohh. Submit or die.

    Just in case, if Christians ever decide to start killing to justify their faith, you won’t see me saying “No religion approves of such heinous crimes against humanity”. That’s just a bold-faced lie.

    • Oma

      March 18, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you jare, i wish i could like your comment a thousand times.

  6. Celeste

    March 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Has Bellanaija reported on #CBNillegalHires yet? If not. Then its either they’re beneficiaries or playing too safe. Either ways, they are not balancing their reports and I’m watching with my eyes wide open.

  7. fleur

    March 21, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Yeah, I agree. It is fertilizer for religious fundamentalism. No money, no hope, no plans, no government – look to religion, misread your scriptures and initiate rapture on earth.

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