H E Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, addresses how he is mobilising Nigeria to face the challenges of stability, security and development, and outlines his strategy for the country to continue their leadership role in Africa’s socio-economic development.
Every diverse society faces the challenge of uniting its entities. Nigeria is no exception. Despite our pluralism with well over 200 ethnic groups and many languages, we have been able to overcome the threats to our continued existence. Evidentially, the challenges over the years have ranged from civil war, conflict over ethnicity, instability, religious violence and intolerance, slow-paced development and more recently, terrorism and insecurity. In the midst of all these, Nigeria with its peculiar fighting spirit has been able to weather the storms, tackling insecurity to maintain a united Nigeria.
Nigeria emerged from a three-year Civil War (1967- 70) to experience economic prosperity during the oil boom of the 1970s. She has twice experienced economic downturns in her history but was able to bounce back despite those challenges…
*Statistics within article correct at original publication date of CHOGM 2015 Report.
H E Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria