President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government is presently winning the war against banditry, kidnapping and terrorists.
He revealed that the days of being scared of their attacks will soon be over.
Buhari disclosed this during the 4th Convocation ceremony of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, FUDMA in Katsina State.
His words, “I want to reassure the people of Katsina State and indeed all the other states of the federation that the climate of fear being orchestrated by bandits, kidnappers and insurgents would soon come to an end.
“We are bent on subduing the situation and creating the enabling environment for the lawful citizens to go about their legitimate businesses without fear or molestation.
“The war against bandits and kidnappers involves a lot of covert operations that are not easily accessible by the citizens. But I want to assure you that we are winning the war and by the grace of God not in the far future. May Allah help us in our good intention.”
On Nigerian universities, “Universities are supposed to be strong drivers of the country’s development initiatives as well as provide leadership role in coordinating activities for sustainable development.
“The university (FUDMA) is expected to be a forerunner in agricultural modernization that will bring the people out of subsistence, small holder farming to extensive commercial and mechanized agriculture, capable of generating surplus for domestic manufacturing sector and export and full development of the agricultural value chain.
“You should strive to explore and take advantage of the Federal government’seconomic diversification agenda designed to wean the country from over reliance and dependence on the oil sector to achieve sustainable economic development.”