President Muhammadu Buhari was at the graduation ceremony of the National Defense College, Abuja.
As the special guest of honor, the president addressed grandaunts tasking them to be patriotic.
Highpoint of the president’s speech was when he elaborated on the state of the nation.
According to Buhari, “Good governance must be based on a sound moral foundation.
“It must be based on a philosophy of transparency, accountability and an ethic of effective implementation.
“Already, our unrelenting fight against criminality and corruption in governance is a clear testament that we intend to address these problems.
The aim is to rebuild damaged communities in North East part of our country.
“Similarly, we are committed to tackling the issues of underdevelopment and neglect in the Niger Delta area.
“This is a priority we have set before us.
“We intend to make appreciable gains in correcting the ills of the past in the Niger Delta by assuaging inherent grievances,” He said.
Then the president said “I am committed to fulfilling the electoral promises I made to Nigerians.
“We are however not under any illusions that this task is an easy one.
“But we have put our trust in God knowing that with hard work and sound vision, we will triumph.
“International confidence in our country and its future is beginning to return.
“This is because we are slowly finding ways to solve our problems.
“The nation is beginning to have faith in the ability of our society’s institutional capacity to tackle our problems.
“But we must work doubly hard to restore our nation to higher glory.
“The Nigerian Armed Forces have proven to be equal to the task of maintaining our internal and external security.
“The other core areas that we need to improve are the rule of law and moral standards in government.
President Buhari assured Nigerians that his administration will bequeath “A new orientation in leadership that will be service-driven”