President Muhammadu Buhari has regretted the situation Nigerians have found themselves in their impatience for dividend of democracy in the country .
He also charged African parliamentarians to work harder to ensure that the future of Africans is guaranteed to move forward .
Buhari spoke at the Imo Trade and Investment Centre, Owerri, Imo State capital, at the weekend, during the opening ceremony of the 48th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) , Africa Region, attended by about 18 African countries ’ parliamentarians.
The President , represented by his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo , said : “We must be charlatan of the worst order to our leadership if it does not provide and secure future . I must say that our nation is increasingly getting impatient waiting for the dividend of our democracy . It is our duty to ensure that we satisfy the yearnings of the millions of people who depend on us . ’’
Buhari , who commended the Imo State government for attracting hospitality , including the hosting of two African Presidents and important events within two weeks, urged the two arms of government , Legislature and Executive , to ‘ plan , implement and execute ’ .
He said that the Federal Government was working at a similar level of support to address Nigeria ’ s substantial first .
In another development , the President has said that his administration is assiduously working towards addressing infrastructural deficit in the country’ s universities.
He also gave the assurance that the government would ensure full implementation of budgetary allocation to education in the fiscal budget .
Buhari stated this in a speech delivered on his behalf by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, at the 23rd , 24th and 25th combined convocation ceremonies of the Federal University of Agriculture , Abeokuta (FUNAAB ) at the weekend.
He called on the country’ s universities and other tertiary institutions of learning to adjust to the demands of “modern day reality by repositioning themselves by encouraging good and impactful education . ”
He said his government was not in a position to provide jobs for all graduates and they (graduates ) must therefore be prepared and determined to engage in self – employment.
Buhari , who said the Federal Government was working hard to create enabling environment to create business opportunities among the citizenry , urged the people of the sub – region to legislate on ways to better the lives of the people of Africa .
While Saraki opined that Africa would be prosperous, deserving the best in the next century , Okorocha said he was pleased to provide enabling environment to move the state forward , attracting investments.