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We’ll Implement Change Agenda to the End – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he was committed to the implementation of the positive agenda he promised Nigerians in the change mantra, adding he was conscious of the pains it has inflicted on Nigerians.
He assured Nigerians that despite the various current challenges facing the country, Nigeria will be great again under his watch.
“We are determined to remain on track as we strive to deliver to rescue the country from past mistakes in fulfilment of our promise of improving the conditions of our people and making Nigeria a prosperous country, ” the President said.
Buhari, who spoke this during his official visit to Osogbo to inaugurate the 3,000-capacity Osogbo High School, which was part of activities to mark the 25th anniversary of Osun State, noted, ”We promised Nigerian people positive and progressive change during our campaign. We are not and shall not be deterred from that noble undertaking.
The President, who said that change could not be achieved on bed of roses, added that through patience and perseverance the challenges the country was facing would become a thing of the past.
He reiterated his administration’s determination to implement the change agenda through the fight against corruption.
He said “We are determined to implement our change agenda by curbing excessive waste in government.
“We shall restore integrity to governance through the fight against corruption.
“We are determined to deliver and rescue the country from bad governance.”
He stressed that his administration was trying to right the mistakes of the past, saying he and members of his cabinet were aware of the pains Nigerians are going through.
The President said ‘change’ was aimed at restoring the nation on the path of integrity and prosperity.
The President urged Nigerians to be patient and persevere while promising that pains would soon give way to development.
The President then commended Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun for providing conducive learning environment for students in the state.
He said that the building of the Osogbo High School was worthy of emulation by other governors in the country, stressing that the school project was part of APC’s agenda on education.
He explained that the APC government would continue to implement education policies that would be cost effective.
He said, “I congratulate the people of Osun on the 25th anniversary of the state.
“The essence of the state’s creation was to bring government closer to the people and to provide good governance just like Gov. Rauf Aregbesola has done.
“Government at all levels must continue to channel their energy toward education because this is the only way we can secure the future of our children.”
The President, who said he was happy to be in Osun, which he described as the spiritual home of Yoruba civilisation, thanked the people of the state for voting for APC in the 2015 general elections.
Gov. Aregbesola in his remarks said that building the school was part of the state government’s efforts toward the development of education in the state.
He said that the school, which has 72 classrooms and a multi-purpose hall among other facilities, would provide conducive learning environment for students.
The Governor said that the school, which has 3,000 sitting capacity, cost the state government N1.35 billion to complete.
He added that “we are producing the new man intellectually, morally and socially through education.
“We want to determine the next 15 years of the state through education because education is the path to development.”

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