President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja assured Nigerian youths that the ongoing anti-corruption campaign would secure their future.
In an address to members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) who marched to the Presidential Villa to pledge their full support for his anti-corruption campaign, President Buhari promised that he will do his best to place Nigeria well on the way to becoming the nation of their dreams.
“Everything you have asked for are the things that will make for a good country, and what we are after is a good country, a country where our youths can have a future and a hope.
“We are totally committed to building a country where our youths can realize their full potential.
“You can be assured that your welfare and well-being are topmost in our minds and very soon you will see the things we have promised come to fruition.
“During the campaigns, change was our slogan, but today it is no longer a mere slogan, it is now a reality and we will see it in every facet of our lives.
“The youths will feel it, the adults will feel it and old people will feel it and we will get the country of our dreams,’’ the President, who was represented by his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity), Mr Femi Adesina, said.
Mr. Adesina later received a document addressed to President Buhari from the NANS President, Comrade Tijani Usman Shehu, and he promised that the President will look into their requests.
In his remarks, Shehu said the students were united against corruption, cyber crime, prostitution, human trafficking, drug abuse and other anti-social vices.
“Nigerian students demand that our future must be secured and we strongly believe in the President’s zero tolerance for corruption,’’ he said.