President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government is intensely aware of challenges of life facing the average citizen, appealing to Muslim leaders to carry the message of hope that things will soon improve to the people.
The President said this while speaking at a meeting with the Council of Abuja Imams at the State House, where he requested religious leaders throughout the country to keep calming the people.
According to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President noted that the leadership at various levels is trying to solve problems of poverty, unemployment and insecurity bedeviling the nation.
He said the government chose to give priority to agriculture so as to create jobs for unemployed citizens and give the country food security.
Stressing that the efforts have begun, President Buhari said there was a bigger plan for the provision of fertilizers, insecticides and land preparations starting from next year.