President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he will use his second term in office to improve the lives of Nigerians by paying close attention to the poor and those on the lower rungs of the society.

Addressing leaders of various communities from five local government areas of Daura Emirate who paid him a visit as part of Eid El-Kabir celebration, he said he was convinced that majority of Nigerians understood what his mission was before re-electing him.

According to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President promised to appoint a knowledgeable minister of agriculture, which he said remained the nation’s strength. 

“You know how much I laboured to get here. I ran three times in the past. The fourth time, God used technology to do it for me. The fifth time I ran, I went to all the states of the federation. The turnout of crowds was overwhelming.

“Truly, the people know and understand my mission. This is what the votes showed. The administration will dwell on our campaign issues, security, economy and corruption. We will fight for the poor,” he said.

He added: “I will appoint a minister who knows agriculture and its role in providing jobs and growing our economy. You have seen how we broke the fertilizer jinx in the country. We will do more to better the lots of our farmers. Agriculture is our strength.”

President Buhari also expressed happiness with the changing attitude of young people towards agriculture, urging all of those without regular incomes to return to the farm.