BY PRINCELY ONYENWE, IMO
Nigerians have expressed happiness for this singular move of the PRESIDENT to MAIDUGURI to appraise the security situation in the state and at the same time calling on him to visit other trouble zones to identify with people.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, said all efforts will be made to improve the livelihood of Nigerians, starting with providing adequate security, reiterating that he owes Nigerians a debt of gratitude for the opportunity to serve.
Speaking at the palace of the Shehu of Borno, President Buhari noted that he started his administrative career as a military officer in Borno State as a governor for seven months, under GEN MURTALA RAMAT MOHAMMED, before he was appointed Minister of Petroleum by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was then a military Head of State.
In a release signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on
Media & Publicity, PRESIDENT BUHARI has re-assured his commitment to serve Nigerians as a payback for the love shown to him.
He added that he started his political adventure in Maiduguri and has always look forward to visit the state.
President Buhari commended the Governor of Borno State for his forthrightness, resilience and drive in bringing development to the state, despite security challenges.
He noted that very few leaders will take the risks Governor Zulum had taken over the years to protect his people and promote peace and development, especially in putting his life on the line by spending nights with vulnerable people.
In reaction, Governor Zulum thanked the President for visiting Borno State to appraise the security situation, and commission some of the completed projects in the last few years.
In his remarks, the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai El-Kanemi, thanked the President for consistent response to the plight of the people in the State, pointing out that the security situation had improved significantly.
He said resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) will improve their economy as many will return to the farms to further boost food security, while others will continue with their trade.
THE PRESIDENT HOWEVER INSISTS HE REMAIN INDEBTED TO NIGERIANS FOR THE LOVE SHOWN TO HIM DURING ELECTIONEERING AND PROMISE TO MAKE NIGERIANS HAPPY.
A call in the right- direction is to visit all other trouble states of the Federation to make peace with the people.
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