President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to demand better services from government ministries and agencies.
He stated this on Saturday while delievering his Independence Day address to the nation.
According to the President, now that his administration’s public-sector reform efforts are beginning to bear fruit, citizens must seize the opportunity to demand better services.
Buhari said: “Reforms in the public sector are already yielding results especially in the delivery of services. On this note, I urge the general public to demand for citizen-centred services from the relevant authorities.
“On the international front, we have continued to take advantage of our bilateral and multilateral platforms to explore cooperation with friendly countries and partners whenever these areas of cooperation are to the advantage of Nigeria.”
Buhari expressed confidence in the Nigerian people to overcome the present challenges. He said “in the past few years, we have witnessed and overcome a good number of challenges that would ordinarily have destroyed our Nation. However, the indefatigable spirit of the Nigerian people has ensured that we overcome our challenges.
“It is in this spirit that I call on all of us to individually and collectively bring to the fore in dealing with all our development issues.
“I was called to serve, along with my team, I saw an opportunity to create a better Nigeria which we have done with the support of Nigerians. Almighty God and the good people of Nigeria supported us in laying a solid foundation for the Nigeria of our dreams.”
Buhari was elected in 2015 with the promise of stamping out corruption in the public sector.