Buhari promises to handover stable democracy, revamped security

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his promise to Nigerians that his administration will leave a stable democracy, and, revamped military at the expiration of his tenure on May 29, 2023.

The President spoke last night at a dinner in honour of the 2022 Committee of Business, Political, Media and Civil Society Leaders, held at the State House.

He also pledged to hand over a strong, repositioned, agriculture-led and diversified home-grown economy to his successor.

Buhari said he was looking forward to completing his tenure in 2023, leaving a legacy for a united, peaceful, and prosperous Nigeria with 24 years of uninterrupted democracy.

He said: “I am gradually entering my final year in office. It is a period I intend to spend not only on consolidating on the achievements of the past seven years but also to leave a legacy for a united, peaceful, and prosperous Nigeria.

“I take this initiative to mean that you all intend to collaborate with this administration in that direction.

“For those among you who are politicians, you must look beyond gaining the power to how you can leverage public positions in the process of societal change. To the businessmen and women among you, there is great glory in public service.

“The question that should be uppermost always is: How do we leverage our business endowment for the greater good of our country?

“I am delighted that members of the Nigerian elite have woken up to the fact that the task of changing this society is a task for all of us, whether we are in the private or public sector. Knowing that we have enormous challenges but they are not beyond our capacity to overcome if we embrace a new approach.

“We cannot retreat to our ethnic cocoons, nor can we continue to seek solace in our past. We must champion the idea of a Nigeria where every citizen would be proud to call their own. That is the charge before you.”



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