- President Muhammadu Buhari has received royal blessings from Oba Riliwan Akiolu of Lagos state
- The monarch says Buhari is a man of his words and will be victorious in the February 16 presidential election
- Oba Akiolu urges Nigerians to give Buhari another chance and see how Nigeria will move forward
The oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwan Akiolu has said President Muhammadu Buhari is a man of his words and will be victorious in the forthcoming presidential election.
Akiolu spoke when Buhari and his campaign team visited his palace in Lagos Island on Saturday, February 9, after arriving the state in continuation of the presidential rallies ahead of the February 16 election.
The traditional leader, who noted that the body of traditional rulers in the state were happy to receive the team, said that they appreciated Buhari’s efforts as a highly respected person in Nigeria, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that he assured Buhari that there would be a repeat of his 2015 electoral victory in the coming election.
Akiolu said: “Give Buhari another chance and you will see how Nigeria will move forward."
The monarch decried the rot that past administrations left behind in the country.
He said: “We should not go back to the past again. Now that you are here, Isha Allau, on Feb. 16, God will open the way for you. The best will happen to you."
Akiolu, the chairman, Lagos State Traditional Council of Obas and Chiefs, thanked the president for his achievements since assuming office and urged Nigerians to continue to support him.
Akiolu presented Buhari with a Quran as he prayed for him.
In his response, Buhari commended Akiolu appreciating the efforts of his government.
He said: “I appreciate all you have said and I assure you that I will continue to do my best. The promise we made through our party in 2015, our country needs to be secured and properly managed.
“If there is no security, we cannot do anything no matter your resources. We thank God our efforts have brought some fruits."
He said that his government was working hard to end importation of rice and ensure self-dependence.
Buhari said: “We can feed ourselves and the money we save, we can put it in infrastructure; we are building the roads, we are building the rails and we are building power.
“But the failure of former administrations in spite of enormous revenue they got to develop infrastructure is amazing."
He commended the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola on his hard work and efficiency for keeping contractors on their toes, saying that he had done creditably well.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigerians urged by President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow the country return to the era of irresponsible government.
The president made the plea on Friday, February 8, during the occasion of the presentation of a book by presidential media team, titled "Nigeria on firmer ground, towards lasting peace and progress" at the presidential villa in Abuja.
According to President Buhari, his administration has delivered on its campaign promises.
He said: “Coming just a week to the commencement of the 2019 general elections, there is no doubt that today’s event is very significant as the electorate is being offered more insights into the achievements of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration since we came to office in 2015."
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