Quotes

ECONOMY

“I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody.” – Muhammadu Buhari in his Inaugural speech on May 29, 2015

 “Countries far less endowed have made greater economic progress by greater coherence and unity of purpose.” – Muhammadu Buhari during his independence day speech on October 1, 2015

 “We are working night and day to diversify the economy so that we never again have to rely on one commodity to survive as a country. So that we can produce the food we eat, make our own textiles, produce most of the things we use.” – Muhammadu Buhari during his 2016 budget-signing speech on May 6, 2016

“I am working very hard to introduce some vital structural reforms in the way we conduct government business and lay a solid foundation on which we can build enduring change.” – Muhammadu Buhari in his Democracy day message on May 29, 2016

“Our faith in democracy remains firm and unshaken” – Muhammadu Buhari at the 72nd debate session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 19, 2017

“The country must first be secured. The economy must be re-balanced so that we do not depend on oil alone.” – Muhammadu Buhari in his Independence Day Speech on October 1, 2017.

“Strong visionary leadership committed to good governance has proved to be critical where our economies have recorded successes.” –  Yemi Osinbajo at the Financial Times Africa Summit on October 9, 2017

“It is the Federal Government’s firm belief that the greatest proof that democracy works ought to be found in the tangible improvements that citizens experience in their lives and communities.” – Yemi Osinbajo at the Bonny-Bodo Road Project Ceremony in Rivers State on October 13, 2017.

“Economies that grow fastest and at more sustainable rates are those that actively promote trade and attract investment.” – Muhammadu Buhari at the 9th Summit of the D8 in Turkey on October 20, 2017

“If we keep united and rise above petty or personal quarrels we will surely achieve the desired CHANGE in the country.” – Muhammadu Buhari at NEC meeting on October 31, 2017

“No nation can achieve economic, social, political and cultural prosperity without a sound and functional education system.” – Muhammadu Buhari at the FEC Special Retreat on Education on November 13, 2017

“The task of nation building is a continuous one. It never stops.” – Muhammadu Buhari during state visit to Ebonyi State on November 14, 2017

“In a country where politicians sometimes want to be as wealthy as Dangote, it is refreshing to have a President who most people won’t even dare to discuss any private benefit on a project let alone a bribe or a kick-back.” – Yemi Osinbajo during the book presentation “Making Steady, Sustainable Progress for Nigeria’s Peace & Prosperity” on November 16, 2017

“It will be time to celebrate when I see joy in the faces and pockets of Nigerians.” – Muhammadu Buhari during the book presentation “Making Steady, Sustainable Progress for Nigeria’s Peace & Prosperity” on November 16, 2017

“More than any other government in Nigeria’s history, this administration has demonstrated its seriousness about catering to the needs of the most vulnerable of our population.” – Yemi Osinbajo during his address at the National Council for Nutrition inauguration on November 22, 2017

CORRUPTION

“I call on all Nigerians to combat corruption at every turn. By not asking for and refusing to accept a bribe, by reporting unethical practices or by blowing a whistle, together we can beat corruption.” – Muhammadu Buhari in his Independence Day Speech on October 1, 2017.

“We must fight corruption which is Nigeria’s Number One Enemy” – Muhammadu Buhari in his Independence Day Speech on October 1, 2017.

“Without the rule of law the government will degenerate into dictatorship or anarchy.” – Muhammadu Buhari at the 2017 All Judges’ Conference on November 20, 2017

“The message has therefore been passed loud and clear that never again as a nation are we going to allow the wanton diversion and embezzlement of public funds to private pockets.” – Muhammadu Buhari at the Inauguration of the Audit Committee on Recovery of Stolen Assets on November 22, 2017.

SECURITY

“Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable. We shall not allow irresponsible elements to start trouble.”Muhammadu Buhari in his Presidential Address on August 21, 2017

“The national consensus is that, it is better to live together than to live apart.” – Muhammadu Buhari in his Presidential Address on August 21, 2017. 

“As leaders, our duty is to lead the people towards prosperity and development. That is the leadership we must provide. If we don’t provide that, then we have lost our rights to be leaders.” – Yemi Osinbajo in Adamawa State on December 5, 2017, to sympathise with victims of Nuban and Mubi violence in the state.