President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday promised to adopt sound security and economic transformation programmes to address the nagging social and economic challenges facing the country, if re-elected.
Buhari, who spoke in Hausa language at the inauguration of his re-election campaign in Maiduguri, also promised to take the fight against corruption to a logical conclusion.
He said his administration had achieved significant progress in the campaign against corruption, economic diversification and improvement of security.
The President said his administration had adopted practical measures to reduce poverty, provide employment opportunities to the teeming unemployed youths and enhance farmers’ access to fertilizer and inputs.
“In 2015; I promised three things namely: security, economy and corruption.
“We reinvigorated agricultural sector; provide fertilizer and other support to farmers. I am happy that we recorded bumper harvest in the past two seasons.
“The high yields recorded boost crop production and we no longer spend money on the importation of rice.
“On security, our achievements are glaring and I remain committed to the protection of lives and property of the people as well as safeguard the nation’s territorial integrity.
“I always sleep with you in mind on security, economy and fight against corruption,” Buhar said.
The President also said that his administration would auction houses and other property seized from corrupt officials and transfer the funds to national treasury for execution of viable projects.
He called on the electorate to vote for APC and all its candidates to enable them continue with their policies and programmes.