As Nigeria and the rest of the world are still celebrating Christmas and New Year 2017, it’s time to look back at the president Buhari’s annual address to the nation. In his speech, unveiled on December 31st, Muhammadu Buhari touches up on some very important points that have concerned Nigerians throughout the year. Find out what the president has said about the year that has passed, as well as the upcoming 2017.
The president started his speech by praising the military and other security agencies for their role in protecting the country from terrorist threats. He listed the most essential victories against terrorism that happened in 2016, including the long-awaited release of 21 Chibok girls, which was the event that lifted the spirits throughout Nigeria. Buhari also urged every Nigerian citizen to stay alert for any strange figures in their neighborhoods and report any odd activity in an attempt to fight terrorism together as a nation.
Then President Buhari mentioned the most remarkable events from the social and economic life of 2016, emphasizing the improved treatment of Internally Displaced Persons, the transformations in the agricultural sector, the positive changes in the job market, and the unending attempts of his government to fight corruption, which was still a major problem for the country in 2016. Muhammadu Buhari stated that he is intent to continue keeping the promises he gave during his campaign run of 2015. The Nigerian president ended his address to the nation by thanking the public for their continued support and everyone’s efforts in making Nigeria better.