President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerian youths that the ongoing anti-corruption war would secure their future.
Speaking on Wednesday, September 2, to members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) who marched to the Presidential Villa to pledge their full support for his anti-corruption campaign, the president said his administration was totally committed to making Nigeria a better place.
President Buhari, who was represented his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said, he would do his best to bring to pass the promises he made during the campaigning period.
He said: “Everything you have asked for are the things that will make for a good country, and what we are after is a good country, a country where our youths can have a future and a hope.
“We are totally committed to building a country where our youths can realize their full potential.
“You can be assured that your welfare and well-being are topmost in our minds and very soon you will see the things we have promised come to fruition.”
According to the president, everybody will see and feel the change, which used to be a mere slogan but is now a reality.
“The youths will feel it, the adults will feel it and old people will feel it and we will get the country of our dreams,” the President added.
Receiving a document addressed to president Buhari from the NANS president, Comrade Tijani Usman Shehu, Adeshina assured them that the president would look into their requests.
Also speaking, Shehu said the students believed in Buhari’s zero tolerance for corruption, adding that they were united against corruption, cyber crime, prostitution, human trafficking, drug abuse and other anti-social vices.
Earlier, the leadership of the NANS, Ogun state chapter had applauded the president, saying their performance just days to the administration’s first one hundred days in office have been above average. The students’ body praised the government for the improvement witnessed so far in the area of power generation, corruption and fight against the insurgency.
A movement called Youth Against Corruption had demanded that Buhari take tougher measures to end corruption in Nigeria.