PRESIDENT BUHARI ATTENDS NIGERIAN'S 58TH INDEPENDENCE. President Muhammadu Buhari on a motorcade as Nigerian Marks 58th Independence Anniversary with a parade of Military hardware at theEagle Square, Abuja. OCTOBER 1 2018. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed the hope that the country would emerge from its present challenges stronger and more resilient than ever.

The president made this known in his Independence Day address to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

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The Nigerian leader said all citizens must join hands to entrench good governance, foster inclusive economic development, defend and protect the country from all those who would wish Nigeria ill.

On security, Buhari said that good governance and economic development could not be sustained without an enabling environment of peace and security.

He reassured that the capacity of the armed forces to defend the Nation’s territorial integrity would continue to be enhanced by the acquisition of military hardware as well as continued improvements in the working conditions of the security personnel.

On agriculture, Buhari told the nation that his administration has made remarkable progress in the agriculture value chain, from fertilizers to rice, to animal feed production towards the nation’s food security.

The president warned that the country must not “go back to the days of importing food and thereby exporting jobs”.

He pledged that his administration would sustain its agricultural policies aimed at making the country self-sufficient in food production through massive investments in agriculture as well as the use of modern agricultural inputs and implements.

On economy, Buhari said he recently constituted an Economic Advisory Council to advise him on inclusive and sustainable macroeconomic, fiscal and monetary policies.

The president warned that severe consequences await any of the nation revenue-generating agencies that failed to achieve agreed revenue targets. Enditem

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