Community leaders in the five local government areas under Daura emirate on Tuesday, August 13, told President Muhammadu Buhari that they enjoy 24 hours power supply only when he is in town.
The president was given the information when he hosted leaders of various communities from five local government areas, as part of Eid El-Kabir celebration. Daily Trust quoted one of the community leaders, Mohammed Saleh, as saying: “Anytime the president is around we enjoy 24 hours power supply. But if he is not around, the power supply is not always stable.”
Saleh, however, commended the president for signing a bill to establish a federal polytechnic in Daura, after they had complained that the area needed a tertiary institution to encourage the youth to pursue higher education.
He also lamented how unemployment was fueling car theft and other vices in their area. Another leader of the community, Yusuf Bello Mai’ Aduwa, thanked Nigerians for giving the president a second mandate to lead the country for another four years, stressing that he will not let the country down. In her remarks, Hajiya Talatu Nasir, a permanent secretary with the ministry of information, said President Buhari’s government had empowered many women, with many already owning businesses like poultry and livestock farms.
The Daura community leaders then offered special prayers for the president, urging him to pursue the vision for a better Nigeria with the fear of God, the courage to stand by the truth always, and mindful of the needs of the poor and underprivileged. Responding, President Buhari said he will use his second term in office to improve the lives of Nigerians by paying close attention to the poor and those on the lower rungs of society.
Meanwhile, the publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, Mr Joe Igbowe, has asked Nigerians to support Buhari’s administration, stating that the president is doing well. Igbokwe, who appeared as a guest on a Channels Television’s programme on Monday, August 12, blamed the nation’s woes on the previous administrations since 1999. According to him, “anyone with the insinuation that President Buhari’s government has not done well is a liar from the pit of hell.” Read more here
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