President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said that he was aware of hardship faced by people as a result of the economic crunch and hike in prices of essential commodities
The president stated this during an All Progressives Congress(APC) rally in Dutse as part of activities of his two-day working visit to Jigawa State.
He said his administration would not disappoint Nigerians, saying everything possible was being done to ameliorate their hardship.
Buhari said that the Federal Government has stopped the importation of rice to encourage local production and empower farmers.
He thanked the government and people of Jigawa for their warm reception and support to the administration.
In his remarks, Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru reminded the people that President Buhari had been doing his best, adding that the economy of the country was in a mess when he (Buhari) took over.
Badaru said as part of his contribution, the state government would continue to embark on projects that would impact positively on the lives of the people.
“Recently, we introduced social security allowances of between N50,000 to N100,000 in all political wards
to cater for immediate problems of people before approaching the government for intervention,” he said.
He said these problems included minor repairs of boreholes and medication, among others.