31st March, 2016
A group, Cross River South Progressive Forum, urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts to re-position the country.
Eyo Nsa-Ekpo, Chairman of the group made the call on Thursday during a news conference in Calabar.
Nsa-Ekpo said that the challenges facing the country required proper evaluation to effect the needed change.
According to him, it would be unfair for Nigerians to judge the president so soon, adding that Buhari needed more time to revive the country’s economy.
“Some Nigerians who are expecting so much from the president, within the shortest time are unfair to him.
“We should remember that this is a democratic system and not the military era when the country was ruled by decrees and edicts.
“The environment Nigeria found itself as at the period President Buhari took over power was most unfriendly both internally and externally.
“The President is focusing on creating a conducive environment by trying to reassure Nigerians that all hope was not lost concerning security of lives and properties,” he said
He added that so far, the actions taken by the president had reassured Nigerians that the government was serious in fighting insurgency and recovering all looted funds back to government treasury.
The chairman reiterated the group’s support for the present administration’s fight against corruption and insurgency.