Buhari hails military on security, says economy set to rebound

By Sani Argungu, Gusau

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the security services in the country for curtailing the problem of terrorism in the country, saying the economy would soon recover from its present state of recession.Speaking in Wanke village in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State during this year’s Army Day celebrations, the president also stated that the security situation of the country has improved since he took over the mantle of leadership.

The President who spoke on Wednesday was on a one-day working visit to the state, also expressed confidence in the ability of the Nigerian security agencies to contain any form of terrorism in any part of the country.

On the state of the economy, President also said that the Federal Government, through its micro economic and monetary policies of the Central Bank, would soon revitalise the nation’s economic sector.

He added that part of his visit to the state was to encourage the military that were currently in the state for the 2016 Nigerian Army Day celebration.

He said this year’s event aimed partly to root out cattle rustlers and armed bandits in the state as well as in neighbouring states of Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina and Sokoto.

Earlier, Gov. Abdul’Aziz Yari said the president had rekindled the hopes of Nigerians through his policies and programmes.

“In order to complement the Federal Government’s efforts to address security issues in the state, more access roads have been opened to ease the operations of security agents. It is only when the fight against criminals is won that the state’s economy can improve,’’Yari said.

He appealed to the Federal Government to continue to come up with meaningful programmes that would be replicated by the states for the benefit of Nigerians.

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