President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of his government’s commitment to address food scarcity and increase in food prices currently being witnessed across the country. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who stated this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, also quoted Buhari as telling Nigerians that his promised change would not happen overnight. According to the statement as signed by Shehu, “The President understands the pain and the cries of the citizens of this country and he is spending sleepless nights over how he can make life better for everyone.
“Contrary to assertions by a faction of the opposition Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, the President’s energy and focus are on changing the life of Nigerians, with a view to making it better than he met it. Change is a process. Change does not happen overnight. Change can be inconvenient. Change sometimes comes with pain. Over the past year, the government has been working night and day to deliver on its promise of change to Nigerians, and the painful process is still ongoing. This is work in progress. As life gradually returns to normal in much of the country and the North-East in particular, agriculture will resume and traders from neighbouring African countries will once again feel safe to do business with us.”