By Dipo Olowookere President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he was making efforts to alleviate their sufferings. In his Sallah message to the nation, Mr Buhari commended the steadfastness of Nigerians despite \u201cthe difficult economic times the country is going through.\u201d He said Nigerians have exhibited the lessons of the Eid, which are \u201cpiety and sacrifice.\u201d The President however blamed the present recession on \u201ccumulative effects of worldwide economic downturn and failure in the past to plan and save for difficult times.\u201d He said it was \u201cimpossible to separate the present from the past to appreciate the extent to which mistakes of the past are affecting everyday life today.\u201d \u201cI assure you that this administration is working round the clock to remove the hardships the country is going through,\u201d Mr Buhari said. \u201cRail and road constructions, projects in the housing sector, support for farmers and for small and medium scale industries, youth and women's empowerment programmes, support for revival of industries are all designed to reinvigorate the economy and enhance living standards of ordinary people. \u201cWe are getting security right. We are stopping corruption in its tracks and we will get the economy right by the Grace of God. \u201cI enjoin Muslims to live by the dictates of Islam, to keep good relationships with their Christian brothers and sisters and as patriots to maintain the spirit of the Nigerian nation. \u201cI wish everyone happy holidays,\u201d he said. Related articles across the web \tPresident Buhari's Sallah Message to Nigerians \tEconomy will bounce back, Buhari assures Nigerians \tNigeria Won't Be In Recession For Long - Atiku - Business Post NigeriaBusiness Post Nigeria \tBuhari departs Abuja Friday to celebrate Sallah in home town \tBuhari: "Change Begins With Me" campaign is for a better Nigeria.