President Muhammadu Buhari gave a speech to the country earlier today, October 1, 2021, to commemorate Nigeria’ s 61st anniversary of independence.
The live broadcast, which began at 7 a. m. and lasted for several hours, was broadcast on national television and radio.
In his lengthy speech, the president touched on a number of topics. Here are a few of the problems:
- In his speech, President Buhari emphasized the country’ s unity, saying that October 1, 1960 was a day when the North, West, East, and South came together to celebrate freedom and unity.
Despite our myriad issues, Buhari stated that Nigerians must remain a united and indivisible nation.
- Speaking at COVID- 19, Buhari stated that the last eighteen months have been the most difficult for the country since the civil war, and that the pandemic has had a significant impact on Nigeria and other countries around the world. He went on to say that Nigeria’ s ability to overcome COVID- 19 was due to the country’ s unity.
He also warned Nigerians to be cautious and not make light of COVID- 19, stating that the virus is still alive. The federal government plans to vaccinate all Nigerians as soon as possible.
- Regarding insecurity, the president acknowledged that the country is experiencing an increase in insecurity, but added that security agencies are doing their best. Several Boko Haram insurgents have surrendered in the North East as a result of military operations, according to Buhari. He went on to say that his administration had recruited over 17, 000 military soldiers and that he had also sanctioned the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers every year for the next six years to combat insecurity in the country.
Buhari stated that he is devoted to protecting Nigerians’ lives and property as stated in the constitution.
- In response to secessionist agitations, Buhari claimed that the arrests of Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu have revealed that some high- profile Nigerians are behind the secessionist movement in order to destabilize the country.
- In response to Twitter’ s suspension, Buhari stated that the social media platform was being used to spread hate speech and hatred in the country. This was one of the reasons Twitter was shut down in June.
The federal government is in talks with Twitter management, according to Buhari, and the suspension would be restored after they accept Nigeria’ s demands.