President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday declared that the next four years will be tough.
Buhari made the declaration when he had audience with members of the federal executive council (FEC), who came to congratulate him on his victory during the just concluded election.
The President said: “My last lap of four years I think is going to be tough because people are very forgetful – that was why, wherever I went, I reminded them of the campaign by our party of the three fundamental issues – security, because you have to secure a country or an institution to manage it properly.
“If you don’t secure it, you can’t manage it, no matter how much propaganda you put in place.
“Secondly, the economy, the unemployed able-bodied are the problem of this country as a whole – more than 60 per cent are youths – that means 35 years and below – they need to be kept busy.
“I realised that and I think God heard our prayers that the two previous rainy seasons were good and we had the foresight to get the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Central Bank to try and give soft loans to farmers so that able-bodied persons that have land can go back to land.”