A pro-national interest movement, christened “Faith In Nigeria” looks to stage mass rallies in Abuja and other three cities, aimed at galvanizing the citizenry irrespective of political, ethnic, and religious lineage for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja, Director of Communications and Strategy for the Group, Mr. Peter Bawa, explained that Faith in Nigeria sees the need for a citizens’ re-awakening platform to galvanize massive support for the President based on his performance particularly in the security sector.
He disclosed that the grand finale of the rallies planned for four major Nigerian cities will hold on Thursday, in the nation’s capital.
He said some citizens misunderstand the necessary adjustments to living within their real income as hardship, stressing that the group hopes to use the rally to enlighten Nigerians on the poor understanding of the consequences of dismantling the corruption infrastructure which has been entrenched over the years.
He noted that the rally became necessary to celebrate President Buhari and his administration in view of the giant strides the country has recorded under his purposeful leadership.
“Our public activities will commence with a mass rally in Lagos on Monday, Calabar, Kaduna and a grand finale in Abuja on Thursday where the National Flag will be presented to Mr. President, symbolic of our endorsement for his administration to continue beyond 2019 and sustain its good works in the land,” he said.
According to him, under the Buhari administration, Nigerians have seen the economy regain solid ground with his anti-corruption crusade.
“This is opposed to the past where looters are only named without diligent prosecution, those who had dared to pilfer from the national till have been made to forfeit their loots while standing trial with the most diligent prosecution we have ever seen so far.
“President Buhari’s commitment to diversifying the economy is the most commitment we have seen till date and we dare say the results are already manifesting for those that took the initiative to invest in local production of things that were once imported.
“There has been an increase in the export of Nigeria’s agricultural produce and we believe it is a matter of time before semi-finished and later finished produce from Nigeria will take the world by storm.
“Our stature in the international community has seen an upward spurt and we believe that things can only improve even further going forward. This is tied to the combined improvement in other sectors.
“Savings in the foreign reserve has climbed to new highs as investors now see the country as a safe haven to grow their businesses,” he said.