President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Nigerians on the country’s 62nd independence anniversary

In what would be his last Independence Day speech to Nigerians, the President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerians on the country’s 62nd independence anniversary. He expressed gratitude to God and Nigerians for giving him the opportunity to serve.

In his speech to mark the anniversary, the President itemized some of his achievements across different sectors of the economy, even as he called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities to return to the classroom.

He said he had resolved bequeath to Nigerians a sustainable democratic culture which would remain lasting, noting that he shared in the pain people were going through.

The President said as the government continued to de-escalate the security challenges that confronted the nation at the inception of his administration, newer forms alien to the country began to manifest, especially in the areas of kidnappings, molestations/killings of innocent citizens, banditry, all of which were being addressed by the security forces.