President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to various support groups working for the progress of his administration, saying that posterity will reward their sacrifices for the peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.
The President, who received in audience today, Friday, at the Presidential Villa, members of the National Committee of the Buhari Support Group (NCBSG), led by Senator Abu Ibrahim, assured them of the judicious use of available national resources for the betterment of all Nigerians.
”I am grateful for your sacrifices. Your work requires a lot of sacrifices both physical and material. I do not think anybody will join this organisation for material reasons.
”What you are doing is for the nation and not for me as an individual. Therefore, there is no way you can lose because what you are doing is for posterity”
The groups assured President Buhari that they would continue to engage in the production of detailed sector-specific documentaries, programmes, policies and achievements of his administration.
In a PowerPoint presentation, the group told the President that they had a massive, diverse, grassroots base, which would strive to mobilise young Nigerians to become drivers of the CHANGE administration’s programmes and achievements.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had earlier commissioned the Buhari Support Organization (BSO) Secretariat and the re-launch in Utako, Abuja. Professor Osinbajo commended the men and women who have been in the vanguard that produced the government of change that Nigerians wanted.
The Vice President, who was represented by the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, said that the gathering was aimed at focusing on the ideals of the change agenda until it has yielded its full fruits.
The Vice President advised members of the BSO to always consider, as their guiding principle, President Buhari’s words that the change process is a marathon and not a sprint, adding “by the grace of God, we shall make it.”
The FCT Minister who doubled as the Chief Host at the occasion, pledged the commitment of the FCT Administration to remain resolute to the implementation of the change agenda in the FCT.
In his remarks at the occasion, The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello said that for the country to achieve success, it would need men and women with character, integrity and sense of mission.
“We actually underrated the rot in the system before coming in. What we met on ground was beyond what we heard. That is why it is not going to be a hundred meters dash to quickly turn around the economy.”
Governor Yahaya Bello said that the All Progressives Congress (APC), has done a lot even as he advised members to take personal credit for the number of Chibok girls that have been rescued so far, the security of country, and the degrading and defeat of Boko Haram among others.
The BSO chairman and Controller General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ali charged members to rekindle the journey they started in 2015 that led to entrenching a government of change in Nigeria.
He emphasized that the focus of the organization this time around would centre on the sustenance of good governance which has become the hallmark of the Buhari Administration. [myad]