"What I Must Do Before 2023 Polls", Buhari Tells Catholic Bishops, Reveals Why Boko Haram Was Formed
- President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigerians that he will reposition the country's economy and improve security before he leaves office
- Buhari, during his meeting with Catholic Bishop on Wednesday, January 11, in Abuja, revealed that Boko Haram was formed to destroy Nigeria
- The president added that compared to what was obtainable in 2015, the situation is much better now
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Abuja - Nigeria's leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, had a meeting with Catholic Bishops at Aso Rock Villa.
A former presidential media aide, Bashir Ahmad, on Wednesday, January 11, disclosed that President Buhari received in audience executives of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in Abuja.
Buhari said that during his recent visits to Yobe and Adamawa states the people and officials said the situation had improved since 2015, especially in Borno.
He disclosed that was a fraudulent plot to destroy Nigeria, adding that no one should say people should not be educated.
He was quoted to have said:
“Boko Haram was just fraudulent and a plot to destroy Nigeria. You can’t say people should not learn; the people need to grow intellectually."
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Buhari noted that his government would continue rebuilding infrastructure in parts of the country affected by terrorist attacks.
The meeting is coming weeks after Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC0, held talks with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Moments of the president's meeting with the religious leaders were shared on Twitter by Ahmad.
At the meeting, the president promised Nigerians that he would reposition the nation’s economy as well as improve on security before he leaves office.
Buhari stated that while gains recorded in security would be further consolidated, more attention would be given to the economy, adding that lending nations have full confidence in Nigeria based on its capacity to utilise resources and repay loans.
“We are credible; that’s why the countries and institutions agreed to support our development with loans.
“If you look at the economy, we are trying hard to rely more on ourselves. Nigerians rely more on agriculture for livelihood, and we are putting in our best to enable more people, and diversify."
According to the president, multi-party democracy is better than military rule and described the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, as a vigorous fighter.
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According to him, the narratives by some western countries on the security situation in the country are false.
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The president spoke at the opening ceremony of a 3-day strategic communication conference for State Commandant and Public Relations Officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Wednesday in Abuja.