Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, has stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is laying the foundation for secured and prosperous Nigeria.
Lawal also stated that the administration of Buhari inherited a lot of challenges that all Nigerians were aware of, ranging from insecurity in the Country especially in the North East to massive corruption across the land, with the Country being run then with unprecedented level of impunity.
He submitted that the economy the administration inherited was in a precarious situation, and that with determination, the administration of Buhari in less than two years had achieved tremendous result in tackling insecurity and corruption among others.
The SGF spoke after he was conferred with the Fellowship Award of the Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo during the Institution’s 5th Convocation Ceremony. He stressed that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari wants all Nigerians to join hands to help reposition the country.
According to him, “In this journey, we must in earnestly commence a new journey of rapid and sustained economic growth that will usher in prosperity for all our citizens. Despite the challenges that we are confronted with, Nigerians should not despair.
“The journey for a better Nigeria has commenced in earnest. Nigeria being a great nation is not in doubt that with our population and natural resources our economy should be among the best in the world.
What has held us down as a nation is corruption. Corruption in government at all levels has totally destroyed our nation. It is evident in key sectors like educational system, healthcare delivery, infrastructural development and provision of social services. Massive corruption has crippled our economy and dwarfed our individual potentials including limiting the enterprising and intellectual capacity of our people.
“This administration has started the war against corruption and the results are there in public domain for everyone to see, large sums of money has been recovered from former public office holders many of whom are being prosecuted at the various courts.”