by Deji Abiodun
President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has assured Nigerians that he would manage state resources with utmost responsibility and honesty and will not condone the looting of public resources.
Buhari who spoke on Saturday while receiving a delegation of the people of his home state, Katsina regretted that the citizens had been made poorer by the 16 years of PDP maladministration in spite of the fact that the country received more income in that period than at any other time.
He also assured that savings from his war against corruption will be plunged into financing education with the objective of empowering the citizens.
” If you give education to a man or woman, you have empowered them to be productive. There is no better way to empowerment”.
The President-elect, who exchanged banters with old schoolmates and kinsmen, among the 130-odd delegation spoke about his resolve to work with all Nigerians to pull the citizens out of the current hardships facing them.
He expressed his commitment to sustaining multi-party democracy which he said is the best system of government and appealed to all citizens to imbibe courage and perseverance.
The leaders of the delegation who spoke on the occasion included the state Chairman of the Katsina State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Engineer Mustapha Mohammed Inuwa; a former Governor of the state, Alhaji Saidu Barda, a leading Muslim Cleric, a representative of federal legislators and a representative of the traditional institutions in the state.
They all pledged their support and commitment to the in-coming Buhari administration and promised to avoid the mistakes of others by imbibing humility and respect for all sections of the country.