President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared that the era of free money in Nigeria was gone.
Buhari who spoke in Zamfara when he inaugurated road and drainage projects in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state vowed that his administration would enthrone good governance through vigorous prosecution of the ongoing war against corruption in the country.
His exact words: “As the people of the state are aware, the change agenda was central issue of our 2015 electioneering campaign.
“Since this administration’s assumption of office in May 2015, the journey to fix the country and restore the hope of the common man in the Nigerian project has begun in earnest.
“You have all agreed to join me and work as agents of change, the challenge before all of us therefore is translating the change into reality.
“I, therefore, wish to call on every one to think closely about the Nigerian situation.
“There is no easy money to throw around, we must go back to farming, livestock rearing so that we could develop the industries.
“We must put our hands on deck to ensure success of our mission in engineering Nigeria.
“If efforts were made in the past to diversify the economy from our absolute reliance on a single commodity, we would not have found ourselves in our current situation.
“I assure all Nigerians that the grim economic situations are passing phase which all societies go through.”
“We shall continue to prosecute the war against corruption.
We do not wish or desire to humiliate or disgrace anybody, but we must recover stolen funds and put them to collective public use,” he said.
In his remarks, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, said the construction of the roads was part of the state government’s efforts to open up the rural areas, especially being an agrarian state .
According to him, this will enable farmers transport their farm produce to the urban centres.