By Asmau Ahmad
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, said his administration had improved the nation’s health facilities, especially during and after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buhari stated this in his Independence Day address to the country on October 1, 2022, to mark 62 years since the country got independence from Britain.
According to him, in the past few years, “we have witnessed and overcome a good number of challenges that would ordinarily have destroyed our nation.”
“Fellow Nigerians, we have also improved our health facilities, especially during and after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which attracted commendation from the global community.
“As you are aware, Nigeria was one of the countries that defied global predictions of the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic because of our resilience, commitment, and passion with which we individually and collectively managed the pandemic.
“I share the pains Nigerians are going through and I assure you that your resilience and patience would not be in vain as this administration continues to reposition.”
Buhari noted that the indefatigable spirit of the Nigerian people had ensured that the nation overcome its challenges.
“It is in this spirit that I call on all of us to individually and collectively bring to the fore in dealing with all our development issues.
“I was called to serve, and along with my team, I saw an opportunity to create a better Nigeria which we have done with the support of Nigerians. Almighty God and the good people of Nigeria supported us in laying a solid foundation for the Nigeria of our dreams.”
The president said his administration remains committed to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.