Nigerian youths deserve a prosperous Nigeria, says Buhari
5 April 2018 National
President Muhammadu Buhari has said, on Thursday, that his administration is committed to promoting accountability because the Nigerian youths deserve to inherit a stable and prosperous country.
The President said this while receiving a Letter of Credence from the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria, Mr Ketil Karlsen, at the State House in Abuja on Thursday.
He noted that more than 60 per cent of Nigerians fall into the age category of youths, adding that the insistence on probity and transparency in the public and private sectors is to secure the future of the country for all Nigerians.
He told the EU envoy that the Federal Government would work assiduously to prevent waste and the depletion of resources by corrupt Nigerians.
The President pledged that his administration would continually promote the culture of honesty and integrity in service, which would guarantee a better future for the youth.
He explained that Nigeria had been reluctant to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) among ECOWAS countries because of the need to protect the economy, especially the industries and small businesses that currently provide jobs for majority Nigerians.
President Buhari believes the signing of the agreement would expose the industries and small businesses to external pressures and competitions, which could lead to closures and job losses.
President Buhari also received Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Italy, Dr. Stefano Pontesilli, and the Ambassador of Spain, Mr Marcelino Cabanas Ansorena.