President Muhammadu Buhari has said that with proper leadership and use of resources, Nigeria can be rebuilt into a competitive, virile, strong and productive economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari also said that he would personally drive the productivity crusade in the country. The president made the comments on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at the 2015 National Productivity Day and conferment of National Productivity Order of Merit award ceremony.
“We shall dedicate ourselves to the ideals of resilience, integrity, excellence, standards, goodwill, accountability, good governance, patriotism and productivity. The time has now come for all hands to be on deck to work assiduously towards a new improved, recharged and productive Nigeria.”
“The hope of self-reliance and self-confidence that we are capable of accepting the challenges of nation building by practically demonstrating that given the appropriate opportunities, we can be as efficient and effective as any group anywhere in the world.”
“This administration assumed office at a time when morale was at its lowest ebb at all strata of the Nigerian society and the nation was functioning as a rudderless ship. There was a clear evidence that the system was not working the way it should and the people had even lost confidence and hope in the government hence the inevitable clamour for the much needed change.”
“I wish to commend the usual great resilience of our people and the speed at which they woke up from slumber to respond to the realities of our time. Given the right political leadership and judicious management of human and material resources the Nigeria of our dream can still be attained.”
“This is the onerous task that this administration has taken upon itself and we shall not rest on our oars in the quest to achieve this objective. All we need is your support, patience, loyalty, patriotism and perseverance.”
Buhari was represented at the ceremony by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Clement Illoh.