President Muhammadu Buhari underlined the Federal Government’s commitment to tackling the country’s security concerns on Thursday.
The president spoke during a gala night in Lafia hosted by the Nasarawa State Government to commemorate his two-day official visit to the state.
Buhari stated that his administration was doing all possible to secure the country.
“The insurrection is being combated with full force in portions of the North West and North Central.”
“We will continue to work with the afflicted states to meet the difficulties front on,” the president added.
Buhari expressed gratitude to the people for their warm welcome and for their support of the All Progressives Congress administration’s principles.
He commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for ensuring the sustenance of peace and harmonious coexistence among the diverse ethnic groups in the state
The president also thanked the Nasarawa government for its commitment to providing infrastructure, saying the state was complementing Federal Government’s efforts.
He said that all the projects he inaugurated in the state would go a long way in uplifting the economic status of the state and reducing poverty.
In his remarks, Sule expressed appreciation to the president for finding time to visit the state to inaugurate some projects.
He commended the president for the feats achieved so far in the area of security, fight against corruption and the revitalisation of the economy.
Sule noted that the state had benefited immensely from the president’s benevolence through various Federal Government projects and programmes as well as appointments of the state’s indigenes into various national offices.
The governor, however, appealed to the president to consider the take over of the Lafia airport as an alternative to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
He also called for the conversation of the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia to a teaching hospital for the Federal University of Lafia in order to enhance the training of medical personnel.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of projects inaugurated by the president included the CBN complex in Lafia and the 330KVA Power Substation in Akurba, Lafia.
He also inaugurated the Mega Bus Terminals in Lafia and Karu, Lafia Vocational Training Centre as well the Shinge-Kilema- Barkin Abdullahi Road in Lafia.
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