Fatimat Haliru —
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari yesterday on a day official visit to Kano state said the ongoing construction of infrastructural facilities across the country is ‘fantastic’, urging citizens to appreciate what they have as the situation in the country is not dire when compared with other countries.
The president made this known in the final tour of his commissioning of several projects executed by the federal and state governments and the private sector.
‘‘We have a great country but we do not appreciate it until we visit our neighbours and other countries where the preoccupation is for people to have one good meal a day, he said
‘‘When I fly by helicopter, the number of high-rise buildings I see and the amount of development on the ground are fantastic. We thank God. We thank God. We thank God’,’ the president added.
Buhari urged the elites to encourage and inspire young people to embrace education, saying whether we like it or not we are going to leave the country for them.
‘‘They must embrace education for education’s sake. Technology has made it possible for shortcuts but nothing can replace real learning. Please encourage the children to learn.
He congratulated Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State for doing very well on infrastructure, adding that his recent State visits to Kogi, Yobe, Lagos and Katsina have shown that the respective governors have done very well, within the confines of funds available to them.