- President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will abide by the constitution and leave office in 17 months
- The president who stated this in Maiduguri, Borno state, expressed hope that his successor will prioritise security and economy
- President Buhari also revealed what he wants Nigerians to take note in their assessment of his administration's performance
A statement by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina indicates that the president said this on Thursday, December 3, in Maiduguri, Borno state.
Legit.ng gathers that he spoke after the commissioning of Oriental Energies Resource Ltd Hanger, Muhammadu Indimi Distance Learning Centre and an International Conference Centre donated to the University of Maiduguri by business mogul, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi.
President Buhari also said his administration will keep giving its best for the development of the country until May, 2023, reiterating that he will handover as stipulated by the constitution.
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"I know I swore by the Constitution, and I will leave in 17 months. I pray that the person that will take over from us will also follow the targets of securing the country and building the economy.
“Without securing the country, you cannot grow the economy.”
How I want my administration to be appraised by Nigerians
President Buhari also said Nigerians should appraise the performance of the administration based on what the situation was on security, economy and corruption before he came in, and where it is now.
He noted that Nigeria is a great country blessed with "so much resources", adding that there is need to develop the resources.
Photos emerge as Buhari visits Borno state, commissions new projects, commends Zulum for remarkable work
The president noted that development would be more sustainable by empowering the people.
Buhari commends Governor Zulum
President Buhari also commended Prof. Babagana Zulum, the governor of Borno state, for the work he had done in two years, noting that he was in the state earlier in June to commission developmental projects.
Among others, President Buhari commissioned the Tijjani Bolori Memorial Secondary School and the first fly-over in Borno state, Custom Roundabout (3.5km) with a stretch of 10 km Gamboru Ngala Road constructed by the state government.
Governor Zulum appreciates Buhari
In his remarks, Governor Zulum appreciated the president for honoring the state, adding that Alhaji Indimi’s contributions to the development of the state showed he loved his people.
Governor Zulum said the state had recognised the contributions of Alhaji Indimi by renaming the Damboa Road after him, now Alhajji Muhammadu Indimi Road.
In his remarks, Alhaji Indimi said he was motivated to build the Distance Learning Centre and the International Conference Centre to encourage education in the state.
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Muhammed Mustapha Yusuf said on Facebook:
"Masha Allahu Sir, we are going to over come our challenges in shaa Allahu Sir. May Allah bless Nigeria and defend our gallant troops and officers."
Nwekee Emmanuel said:
"We have Started the count down, may God help us to see to the end. Amen."
Bala Adamu said:
"A lot needs to be done to improve the security of the nation. Allah will help you get to Roots soonest insha Allah."
Enyejo Augustine said:
"Thank God is gradually winding up. We can't wait to celebrate. God keep ur children till that day of joy. God keep the president to witness the jubilation of the masses too."
Olufemi Olatunji said:
"President should please see to the welfare and well-being of the citizens of this country before leaving. 17 months is still far, and thousands of souls could be lost if this country continues the way it is. Thank you."
Buhari launches National Development Plan 2021-2025
Meanwhile, President Buhari has launched the National Development Plan 2021-2025 after it was approved by the Federal executive council in November 2021.
The document was presented before the commencement of the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, December 22.
The new plan will succeed the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP 2017-2020).