President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, prayed that the person that would take over from him would also follow the targets of securing Nigeria and building the economy.
Buhari 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.
The President also commissioned the Tijjani Bolori Memorial Secondary School and the first fly-over in Borno, Custom Roundabout (3.5km) with a stretch of 10km Gamboru Ngala Road constructed by the state government.
According to him, 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.
Buhari said, “I know I swore by the Constitution, and I will leave in 17 months. I pray that the person that’ll 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.”
The President said Nigerians should appraise the performance of the current administration based on what the situation was on security, economy and corruption before he came in and where it’s now.
“We have a great country,” Buhari said, “and we thank God for giving us so many resources. But we need to develop our resources.”
President Buhari also praised Prof. Babagana Zulum, the Governor of Borno State, for the work he had done in two years, saying that he was in the state earlier in June to commission developmental projects.
In his remarks, Gov. Zulum appreciated Buhari for honouring the state, saying that Indimi’s contributions to the development of Borno showed he loved his people.
“Words cannot convey our gratitude for the statesmanship,” he said.