President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the 2017 Budget proposal he will lay before the National Assembly on Wednesday will take Nigeria out of the woods to the path of growth.
He urged Nigerians not to lose faith in the ability of his administration to deliver on its promises.
The promise was contained in the President’s 2016 Eid-El- Maulud message to the nation he personally signed.
He said: “As we use the memorable occasion of this celebration to reflect on our current challenges, I urge you not to lose faith in the ability of this administration to make a difference in the lives of our people.
“The reality of the temporary challenges should not undermine our hope, reverse our collective will to succeed, or divide us; rather it should remind us of why we need to stay together, fight together and succeed together.
“We all share a vision of a better Nigeria, and we will all share in the responsibility of building the country of our dreams.
“As we look forward to 2017 with hope and huge expectations, let me assure you that with collective dedication and hard work, we will overcome the mountain of economic difficulties, and return our country to the path of prosperity.
“The 2017 Budget proposals which I will lay before the National Assembly on Wednesday, will contain measures that we are confident will get the nation out of its economic woods.” He stated
He said that the Eid-El- Maulud celebration is offering another opportunity for Nigerians to pause and reflect on the current realities before the nation.
The President wished all Muslims a happy and memorable celebration, which marks the birth of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him).
According to him, the nation has gained immensely through the Prophet’s teachings, particularly on peaceful living, tolerance, sobriety, generosity, sacrifice and honesty, and wisdom.
“The universal truths of the Prophet’s values remain unchanged. Against all odds, we have used these pillars of strength in securing a just and fair society, and our efforts are beginning to yield dividends in curbing terrorism, militancy, corruption and other crimes that devalue our humanity,” he said.