One Year Anniversary: Yobe Residents React to Buhari’s N500bn intervention

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By Yahaya WAKILI, Damaturu
Residents of Damaturu, the Yobe state capital has said that, President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposed N500 billion social intervention programme and the fight against corruption and insurgency is commendable and a step towards fulfilling the APC change agenda.
They expressed their delight while reacting to the president’s national broadcast on Sunday to mark the 17th anniversary of Democracy Day.
Residents who spoke to newsmen in the state capital commended government for considering economic diversification by focusing on solid minerals and agriculture, noting the measure will create more jobs and enhance the country’s revenue profile.
Adamu Suleiman, an Economist said, the days ahead with the current plan by government is going to turn around the fortunes of the state and the country as a whole.
He expressed optimism that the existing economic hardships that Nigerians have experienced in the last one year notwithstanding, there are better days ahead.
Also Alhaji Bukar Musa, a retired civil servant in Damaturu told newsmen that Buhari was on a “salvation mission.”
According him, the leadership style of the president gives hope for a better Nigeria. “Buhari’s greatest success in the first year has been recorded in the fight against corruption and insurgency.”
In his contribution, a businessman, Alhaji Haruna Babale, said the Buhari administration had taken bold policies including the increase in pump price of petrol which has now guaranteed availability of petrol in Nigeria.
Also speaking Mohammed Alkali, a graduate said the social intervention programme announced by the president will create jobs for teeming youth roaming the streets and alleviate poverty of many Nigerians.
For Mrs Hauwa Mustapha, a house wife noted the president’s concern, saying “the presidential address was specific on the plight of women and I am sure Buhari will give us the desired attention