Whoever wants to serve Nigeria must be prepared for the worst — Buhari

Written by on January 10, 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday night in Damaturu, Yobe State, warned that whoever hopes to serve Nigeria must be prepared for the worst.

The President, who recalled his experience leading the country in the last seven and a half years, while speaking at a State Banquet, organised in his honour after commissioning a number of projects in the state, reaffirmed that nobody could blackmail him on inexplicable wealth and illicit enrichment while in office.

He said, ‘I do not have one square inch outside Nigeria.’’

President Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, restated his vow to serve God and

He advised Nigerians to remain patriotic,

Noting that the most critical security challenge inherited by the administration nearly eight years ago was the potent and pervasive threat of terrorism, the President expressed delight that normalcy has returned to affected states in Northeast Nigeria.

He recounted that the threat was particularly pervasive across the Northeast geopolitical zone with Yobe State as one of the most hit by the terrorists.

He, therefore, declared that he has fulfilled the commitment made to Nigerians in his May 29, 2015, inaugural address to frontally and courageously tackle Boko Haram terrorists and stabilize the country.

Reflecting on his journey to the Presidency and re-election, the President said ‘‘between 2003 and 2019, I visited all the local government areas in this country. In 2019 when I attempted re-election, I visited every State and the number of people that came out to see who this Buhari is and was is more than what anybody can pay or force.

President Buhari commended Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State for taking advantage of the return of peace and security in the State to execute people-oriented projects.

Describing the governor as very competent and courageous, the President said he was lucky to have him in the saddle as the political leader in the State, supporting the federal efforts to decimate Boko Haram terrorist group.

The President also acknowledged the cooperation of Nigeria’s neighbours in the fight against insurgency, recalling that his first visit outside the country in 2015 was to Niger and Chad, to garner support on tackling the misguided sect.

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