… Vows to Defend Nigeria From Terror, Criminality – Tinubu***
President Bola Tinubu says he will take steps to ensure price control for agricultural products.
Tinubu said this in his inaugural address on Monday in Abuja.
According to him, rural income shall be secured by commodity exchange boards guaranteeing minimal prices for certain crops and animal products.
He said that agricultural hubs would be created throughout the nation to increase production and engage in value-added processes.
“The livestock sector will be introduced to best modern practices and steps taken to minimise the perennial conflict over land and water resources in the sector.
“Through these actions, food shall be made more abundant yet less costly. Farmers shall earn more while the average Nigerian pays less,” he said.
On foreign policy, Tinubu said that the crisis in Sudan and the turn from democracy by several nations in “our immediate neighbourhood were of pressing concern”.
He said that his primary foreign policy objective would be the peace and stability of the West African continent.
“We shall work with ECOWAS, the AU, and willing partners in the international community to end extant conflicts and to resolve new ones.
“As we contain threats to peace, we shall also retool our foreign policy to more actively lead the regional and continental quest for collective prosperity, ” he said.
The President called on all Nigerians, irrespective of political affiliations, to support his government in his bid to take Nigeria to greater heights.
“Our administration will govern on your behalf but never rule over you.
“We shall consult and dialogue with, but never dictate. We shall reach out to all but never put down a single person for holding views contrary to our own.
“We are here to further mend and heal this nation not tear and injure it,” he said.
In the meantime, President, Bola Tinubu, has promised to defend Nigeria from terror and all forms of criminality threatening the peace and stability of the country and the sub-region.
Tinubu said this in his inaugural address after he was sworn in as the 16th democratically elected president of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.
He said that security shall be the top priority of his administration, saying that neither prosperity nor justice could prevail amidst insecurity and violence.
“To effectively tackle this menace, we shall reform both our security Doctrine and its Architecture.
“We shall invest more in our security personnel, and this means more than an increase in number.
“We shall provide, better training, equipment, pay and firepower,” he said.
Tinubu said his mission was to improve the lives of Nigerians in a manner that nurtured humanity, encourage compassion toward one another, and duly rewards collective effort to resolve the social ills that sought to divide the nation.
“Our constitution and laws give us a nation on paper, saying we must work harder at bringing these noble documents to life by strengthening the bonds of economic collaboration, social cohesion, and cultural understanding,” he said.
He called for the development of a shared sense of fairness and equity, adding that the South must not only seek good for itself but must understand that its interests were served when good come to the North.
“The North must see the South likewise.
“Whether from the winding creeks of the Niger Delta, the vastness of the northern savannah, the boardrooms of Lagos, the bustling capital of Abuja, or the busy markets of Onitsha, you are all my people.
“As your president, I shall serve with prejudice toward none but compassion and amity towards all.
“In the coming days and weeks, my team will publicly detail key aspects of our programme,” he said.