President Muhammadu Buhari says he finds it difficult fulfilling the major campaign promises he made to Nigerians while seeking the exalted office.
Mr Buhari while in the opposition castigated his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan for failing to nib insecurity in the bud but backtracked when Boko Haram terrorists were brutally dealt with saying it was a fight against the Northern region where he hails from.
He had promised to crush the terrorist group in no distant time if elected into the position but expressed surprised 5 years after over the continued existence of the terror group fighting to Islamize the nation.
TODAY POLITICS also recalled he criticised the economic policies of the Jonathan administration especially in 2012 when he took part in the protest against the removal of fuel subsidy which led to the increase in prices of petroleum products at the time.
But addressing the new service chiefs he appointed recently, the president said since he took over the affairs of the nation his administration has been finding it difficult to fulfill the promises made albeit progress has been recorded.
“We’re in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country,” presidential spokesman Femi Adesina in a statement quoted his principal as saying while addressing the new security chiefs yesterday.
“You know the stage we were in 2015, you know the stage we are now, and the undertakings we made.
“We promised to secure the country, revive the economy, and fight corruption. None has been easy, but we have certainly made progress,” he added.