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Nigeria’s Current Difficulties, Birth Pangs of Great Future – Buhari



President-Muhammadu-Buhari-BNPresident Muhammadu Buhari has described the difficulties Nigerians are going through as “the birth pangs of a great future”.

Buhari, who gave the description at the official inauguration of some projects in Lagos on Monday, said that the Federal Government was fully aware of the difficulties Nigerians “have had to go through”.

The President, who was represented by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, however assured Nigerians that the pains would eventually give way to prosperity and bring about the desired success of the country.

“I want to also say on behalf of Mr President that we are fully aware of all of the difficulties that Nigerians have had to go through, but these difficulties are birth pangs of the great future. This country is going high and it is going to be a great nation indeed. This country is going to be a nation where there will be abundance and there will be prosperity.

But there are teething problems, there is a lot of repair to be done; there is a lot of re-adjustment to be done. There is a lot that we have to do to ensure that our country becomes the kind of country that it really should be.

A lot has happened in the past that has done a lot of damage and we must repair that damage. It is that damage that is being repaired that you see today. A lot of it are the birth pangs and the birth pains that we are seeing.

But Mr President has asked me to assure every single Lagosian and every Nigerian that we are on the path of progress,” Osinbajo said

Buhari commended the Nigerian Labour Congress for deciding to work with Federal Government not only to ensure the liberisation of the petroleum products market but to “make fuel supply more efficient and profitable” as well.

According to him, competition in the petroleum market will reduce the price of fuel in the country.

The President said that 30 per cent of the 2016 budget would go to funding of infrastructure, especially rail and road projects.

He also said that the Federal Government had set aside N500 billion for social investment that ensure that 500, 000 graduates were offered direct employment, while 370,000 non-graduates would be offered vocational training.

He added micro-credit would be provided for one million market women across the country.

He urged Nigerians to be patient as the current administration had a lot to offer them.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osinbajo inaugurated the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Rescue Unit and the Ago Palace Road Project on behalf of President Buhari.

He also handed over Pick Up Vans and Power Bikes provided by the state to security agencies on behalf of the President.

Earlier, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, commended the President and assured him of the state’s commitment to improving the operations and welfare of its security agencies.

Ambode said the rescue unit was set up to reduce the response time to emergencies in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. forreal

    May 23, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Amen for the future

    • Sadia

      May 24, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      You all voted for a former military dictator who doesn’t care about you and who is enjoying British life with his children getting the best of British education and real estate and waking up flawless. While you condemn yourselves to the stupid ascetism of ‘buy Nigerian’ (most Nigerian goods are crap; we can’t even grow wnough tomatoes. DO you know what happens when there is food shortage? GMO companies like MOSANTO and BASF thrive. They make millions off your country. And do you know what GMOs are? growth hormones. So on top poor healthcare system, higher probability of cancers, tumors, and obesity.

      Sit down there and be asking for suffering. When he did this nonsense in the 80s, where is the brighter future that came out of it? History repeats itself, people vote history back in. He does not care about you. And he is too uneducated to rule effectively. Knowledge comes to those with degrees or something similar.

  2. Sunde

    May 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Mr President I salute Yu. Jor, get to work fast & leave talk for talkative. biko!, we have heard enough from yur office already.

  3. NG

    May 23, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Sorry Mr. President, you are wrong because your regime has dredged up the worst in Nigeria and Nigerians. It does not take much insight to know that you preside over a fragmented country. Things that were seen as negative and base in humanity which many had striven to entomb, albeit in fragile shrouds until- God helping-a more restraining grave is found for them have all burst to the fore by the divisive steps that marked your advent to power.

    Only the good Lord can held undo all the great damage this one year alone has done to the unity of Nigeria. You have helped dregde up all the hate and base emotions in this nation. We have lost decades of gains in our wobbly march to possible unity and nationhood. We don’t think or speak Nigerian, our ethnic ism is all the rave now. Does it take great discernment to see this?

  4. Fleur

    May 24, 2016 at 12:52 am

    I guess if you dont become collateral damage in Buhari’s war you can enjoy this future we have heard about. So how many will survive the onslaught of extreme material deprivation? Buhari, are you counting or are we going to act like no one died? Like there was no collateral? Look in the blogs and papers. Suicide rates are up among young people. It is not a random occurrence.

  5. Leoiyke

    May 24, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Bounce of liers,until everyone met their grave that Government knew there’s fire on the mountain in the live of the common Man
    Shameless regime

  6. Ethio

    May 24, 2016 at 8:47 am

    “birth of pf pangs of a great future”, great speech sir we’re all feeling this pang?

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