“We Care About You”, Buhari Tells Less Privileged During Breaking Of Ramadan Fast
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday had his breaking of the Ramadan fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with some low members of the society, drawn from physically challenged persons, hair dressers, keke Napep operators, taxi drivers, butchers, traders, road transport workers, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and junior workers of the campaign office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) among others.
He told the group that his administration was conscious of their needs and desire but that the government met very poor conditions.
“I assure you that the leadership of this country is conscious of you. I’m being told that more has to be done.
“Our intentions are good and honourable but I have to remind you of what we inherited from the previous administration.
“Be mindful that we care about you on daily basis. We will try to improve health services so you will spend less time looking for medical care.
“Tell your family that this government is concerned about your welfare and will work very hard to improve it.”
The President took time to personally serve some of the physically-challanged Nigerians the type of food they wanted to eat during the dinner.
Delivering the vote of thanks, a disabled, Musbahu Lawal Didi, praised the President for having the interest of disabled persons at heart.
He also urged the President to set up a Commission for the disabled so that their interest can be further taken care of.
Muslim and Christian prayers were offered by two IDPs —Musa Abdullahi from Gwoza, Borno State and Joseph Jauro from Adamawa State.
At the dinner were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal.
The Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate represented Senate President Bukola Saraki.