Unic Press UK: The Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari who, recently, was re-elected president has vowed to work harder during his second term of office that starts on May 29, 2019.
In a tweet on Wednesday, President Buhari pledged to work harder to properly tackle the many ills – corruption, security challenges, and so on – that have swamped the country.
At the end of this second and final term, I will, God willing, return to Daura and settle down. Until then, I will continue to do my best for Nigeria, in security, infrastructure, jobs, fighting corruption. I will work even harder than I have done; I will not let Nigerians down.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 6, 2019
This isn’t the first time the president has pledged to double his efforts given a similar tweet on February 27 when he received the Certificate of Return to the Office of President.
The hard work to deliver a better Nigeria continues, building on the foundations of peace, rule of law and opportunities for all. We have no other motive than to serve Nigeria with our hearts and might, and build a nation which we and generations to come can be proud of. pic.twitter.com/E0O5To78mL
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) February 27, 2019
No doubt, the Nigerian president Buhari needs to work really hard as the current indexes show a weakened economy and rising poverty. The country is among the five countries with the highest number of people living in poverty, the World Bank said in a report ‘Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle’ published in January 2019. The situation raises a spectre considering the World Bank position that in 2030, extreme poverty would remain quite elevated in Nigeria.
It was on February 27 that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared that Mr Muhammadu Buhari won the Presidential Election 2019. However, the leading opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar is currently challenging the election result at the Presidential Election Tribunal.