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Hardship: ‘I’m happy with Nigeria’s current situation’ – Buhari 

Despite the economic hardship being faced by Nigerians, ex-president Muhammadu Buhari, says he is pleased with the situation of the country.

Buhari made this known while receiving the audience of vice president Kashim Shettima in Daura, Katsina State, on Saturday. The former president commended President Bola Tinubu-led administration for its efforts towards stabilising the economy.

“I am very pleased that they are able to stabilise the situation and continue to really get concerned about Nigerians. I am very happy about their performance,” he said.

Recall that rhere have been protests in some states against the current hardship and unprecedented high cost of living.

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On his part, Shettima said the present administration will deploy available resources to fight insecurity to ensure national peace and stability of the country. 

“I am here essentially to pay homage to the elder statesman. This is my first time coming to Daura since he came back home and we felt duty-bound to come and identify with him and also to commiserate with the people of Katsina, the governor and the government over the sad incidents of some loss of lives in the past couple of days.

“We also want to assure them of the federal government’s determination to secure their lives and also to convey the best wishes of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to his excellency, former President Mohammadu Buhari and the good people of Katsina.”

Shettima also paid courtesy calls on the Emir of Daura, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Umar Faruq Umar and the Emir of Katsina, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Abdulmumini Kabir Usman.

The Governor of Katsina State, Dikko Radda, the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, and former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha were among the dignitaries who accompanied the vice president on the visit.


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