President Mohammadu Buhari, has stated that the current generation of leaders in Nigeria are on the last lap of exiting the stage for the youth to take over leadership.
Buhari stated this on Monday, when he received in audience the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Hajia Amina Mohammed, in Aso Rock presidential villa, Abuja.
The President urged the Nigerian youths to embrace peace and give government a chance to work towards fulfilling their demands.
“Our own generation is on the last lap, we are exiting. It is in the interest of the youths to keep the peace. They want jobs, infrastructure and development. I have sent a team led by the Chief of Staff (Professor Ibrahim Gambari) to go round the country, talk to traditional rulers, who will then talk to the youths. The views of the youths have been heard.
According to a statement released by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari said his administration inherited severe infrastructural deficits and he is fighting to correct it.
“We can’t just sit, fold our hands, and do nothing. We are doing our best within the limits of resources.”
The President bemoaned the effect COVID-19 has has had on global economy, noting that “this is something you can’t see, smell, or hear,” but which has had serious devastation on lives and livelihoods around the world.
Speaking on climate change, President Buhari said Nigeria was concerned about the recharge of the Lake Chad, which has great implications on security, irregular migration, and livelihoods.
In her remarks, the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Hajia Amina Mohammed, explained that she was on a courtesy call on the president with her team to flag interest on challenges that concern the UN, particularly COVID-19, climate change, security, and humanitarian responses to the diverse challenges.