President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s resolve to building a great and prosperous country that youths would be proud of in the future.
Buhari said this on Thursday as he received a letter of credence from the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the present administration would ensure that the nation’s resources are not frittered away by wasteful politicians.
He said his government would continually promote the culture of honesty and integrity in service to guarantee a better future for the youth.
“Our insistence on probity is to encourage people to be accountable and accept honesty as a lifestyle so as to secure the future of our youths,’’ he said.
Buhari told his guest that Nigeria had been reluctant to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement among ECOWAS countries because of the need to protect the economy, especially the industries and small businesses that currently provide jobs for majority Nigerians.
He noted, “We are not enthusiastic about signing the EPA because of our largely youthful population. We are still struggling to provide jobs for them and we want our youths to be kept busy.
“Presently, our industries cannot compete with the more efficient and highly technologically-driven industries in Europe. We have to protect our industries and our youths.”