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Buhari seeks U.S, Europe support

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday night said his administration will seek the support of Europe, United States and neighboring countries to ensure the development of the country.

The President spoke during the 2015 Presidential Inauguration Gala Night at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The support, he said, will especially be in the areas of tackling the unemployment and security problems confronting the nation.

President Buhari thanked African and world leaders that came to Nigeria to witness the inauguration of the new government.

According to him, his administration would focus on Agriculture and mining towards engaging the unemployed youth who form more than 60 per cent of the population.

He said: “I ask Nigerians to please bear with us; a lot of damage has been done,”

He said that he had lost elections in the past three times and gone to the tribunal with the help of Nigerians, but that he was happy that the will of Nigerians made his victory possible this time around.

The President noted that if things go wrong in Nigeria, it would adversely affect the African continent as other countries will not be able to manage the refugee crisis.

He said that Nigeria’s friends in Europe and U.S. had spoken to him personally and had identified the security and other challenges.

“Nigeria has to be well secured and efficiently managed; this is what the APC is all about. This was why the legacy parties made the sacrifice of jettisoning their personal ambitions, tried to come together and took the bull by the horn and therefore brought it down and slaughtered it literally.

“Nigeria prays a lot; we need to even pray the more for luck so that expectations our people have, especially the youth would be met,” he added.

He said the unemployment level was a “keg of gunpowder we are sitting on’’ and the administration had resolved to secure Nigeria as soon as possible.

He thanked Nigeria’s neighbours for helping the country fight insurgency.

He added that his administration would articulate the nation’s requirements after studying the handover notes from the past administration then consult the immediate neighbours, Europe and U.S. to help the nation.

In a remarks, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar described the inauguration of Buhari as historic for the nation and indeed Africa.

He said the transition from one party to another was a big achievement for the country.

He said: “Democracy is the winner and Nigeria is the winner. I congratulate all who made the election possible. I also congratulate former president Goodluck Jonathan for deepening democracy.”

He said the path of honor Jonathan took would not be forgotten and added that the new administration would need time to take stock and take decisions that would push the nation forward.

He urged the new president to recognize the diversity of the country and accommodate all since the nation’s diversity remained its strength.

The former Bayelsa State governor, Timipre Sylva also gave glory to God for the new dawn as the Chairman of APC, John Oyegun proposed toast for the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Among those who attended the Gala Night are the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Yakubu Gowon, ernest Shonekan, Senate President David Mark, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha.

Some visiting presidents from Sierra Leone, Mali, and Guinea also attended the occasion.

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