Buhari Tasks Nigerians On Attitudinal Change
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has hinged the success of his administration on attitudinal change by Nigerians towards issues of national development. He also even as he urged citizens to position themselves and support the policy direction of the administration in order to ensure it delivers the dividends of democracy.
The president spoke yesterday, during the second convocation ceremony of Kaduna State University (KASU). He also pledged government commitment to fight unemployment through job creation.
He was also at the opening ceremony of Kaduna Musical Festival (KADAMFEST) where he commended the state governor, Malam Nasir El Rufai, for using the creative industry as an avenue for job creation.
Declaring open the Kaduna Music Festival, Buhari expressed his gratitude and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the tremendous contributions artistes made towards the party’s victory.
The president noted that KADAMFEST is a platform to recognise talents and encourage the emergence of new ones, stressing that “the story of 2015 cannot be honestly told without acknowledging the contributions of creative people to the APC’s success.”
While recognising that many politicians made efforts to mobilise people to make the success of 2015 general elections possible, he noted that Nigerian artistes made massive contribution to public enlightenment.
His words: “The artistes gave hope to our people and persuaded them to believe that things could really change. Musicians and actors across the length and breadth of Nigeria mobilized the citizenry to stand up for peaceful, orderly and transparent elections. You preached both peace and hope leading to democratic change. You did so patriotically at great personal risks and without any expectations, inducement or financial reward.”
The president therefore called on the youth of Kaduna State to embrace opportunities that the government of Malam El-Rufai was making available in the state, reiterating that KADAMFEST is a veritable way of creating and expanding job opportunities in the state.
Highpoint of the convocation ceremony was the conferment of an Honorary Degree of Letters on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Honorary Degree of Science on Alhaji Aliko Dangote while the Chief of Maroa in Jema’a Local Government Council of the state was installed as the Chancellor of the University.
Earlier in his address, Governor El-Rufai urged the 3,160 graduating students to be useful to themselves and to the nation by putting all they have learnt to good use even as he restated his administration’s focus on job-creation and assured the university of continued government support.
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