President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday said more cooperation among elites in the country, with a commitment to inform people on realities and mobilize for development are what the country needs to resolve the challenges facing it.
Buhari stated this in Maiduguri the Borno State capital during a visit to commission Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi Distance Learning Centre and International Conference Hall at the University of Maiduguri and some state projects.
According to the president, the elites owe it to the people to inform, guide and shape opinions since they had more access and knowledge on the economy of the country.
“What our country needs now is the continued cooperation of the elites. They know the problem of the nation.
“It is good that they educate the less informed about the realities,” he said.
The President noted that there was a need to be more careful in assessing the performance of the administration and it should be relative to the time and resources available.
“On our three targets, we should look at where we were when we came in and where we are now in relation to time and resources,” he added.
President Buhari noted that in spite of a drop in production output and price of crude oil, the administration utilized what was available to make a difference on security and the economy.
The President assured Nigerians that his administration will use the remaining period to consolidate on efforts in restoring peace and improving the economy.
“For the period remaining, we will keep doing our best especially in infrastructure so that those who will come after us will not have cause to complain,” he added.
In his remarks, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, expressed appreciation that the President was visiting the state for a second time in less than six months to commission developmental projects.
He said the people of Borno State were enjoying gradual return of peace, which enabled many to return to their homes and farms, with a commendable turnout in harvest in 2021.
The Governor thanked the military, paramilitary and the Civilian JTF for efforts in restoring order to the state.
Zulum also appreciated the interventions of the President, particularly in housing and energy, which include the 50 megawatts NNPC project to improve power supply in the state.