President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration delivered on its campaign promises made to Nigerians in 2015.
Buhari, who spoke during the Seventh Convocation of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, added that he had delivered in the areas of economy, insecurity and also fought against corruption.
The President said that his campaign promises were based on enhancing economy, improving security and anti-corruption fight, adding that he was fulfilled that huge successes were recorded in the three fundamental issues.
He said that though the country had not reached its Eldorado, the government had set Nigeria on irreversible paths of greatness through the implementation of masses-centric policies.
He said: “Let me remind us all that my campaign to become the president in 2015 was built on the promise to improve the security, strengthen economy and combat corruption. It is with immense gratitude to Almighty Allah that I make bold to say that we have delivered on the three promises.
“At my inauguration, the country was practically under the siege of terrorism and other forms of insecurity. With every sense of responsibility, I state boldly that the war against terrorism has been fought and won, as all the territories lost to the these groups have been reclaimed. And terrorism in Nigeria today is breathing its last breath.
“It is also noteworthy that under my watch, Nigeria rose from the brackish waters of near-economic collapse to being acknowledged as the largest economy on the African continent. This is no mean feat. It is not a given. It can only be the result of well-orchestrated developmental plan.
“Corruption also held the country by the jugular before I assumed office in 2015. It is also an acknowledged fact that the policies of my administration, including the introduction of the Treasury Single Account(TSA), the whistle-blowing policy and the intensification of prosecutions by anti-corruption agencies, have rolled back the tide of corruption in the country.”
He added that his administration has revamped the education sector through increased funding for human capital and infrastructural development.
“While it is an impossibility to channel all the available funds in the country to the education sector, it is a matter of public knowledge that my administration has been incrementally increasing funding to the sector in its yearly budgets”.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, said that the institution within the shortest time of creation, has carved a niche for itself on international grid of academic excellence.
While congratulating the graduating students, Fasina admonished them to positively project the image of the institution.