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I will stabilise Nigeria before leaving office, Buhari declares

*Ohaneze Ndigbo demands release of detained youth

By Chesa Chesa

President Muhammadu Buhari says that he wants to be remembered as the President who stabilised Nigeria in the areas of security, economic prosperity and triumph over corruption.


 Addressing a town hall meeting  Thursday in Owerri, with Southeast leaders during his one-day official visit to Imo State, Buhari said with less than two years left in his eight-year tenure as President, security still remains a major priority for his administration.

‘‘If there is no security, there is nothing anyone can do no matter how much you try or the initiative you have.
‘‘Security is number one priority and then the economy. When people feel secure they will mind their own business,’’ he said. 

The President told Southeast leaders that while fighting corruption in Nigeria had become very sophisticated and difficult, he would continue to strive to leave a lasting legacy of integrity and accountability in the system.  

‘‘Nobody can accuse me of having companies or mansions anywhere in the country and I thank God that I try to keep myself as clean as possible, so that I cannot be taken hostage.

‘‘I will do my best to ensure that Nigerians that try hard, succeed in their efforts,’’ he said.

On the forthcoming 2023 elections, the President reaffirmed his commitment to free, fair and credible polls, urging the leaders to honestly educate their constituencies on the need to hold their elected representatives accountable.

Acknowledging the resourcefulness and enterprising spirit of Igbo people, the President said:

‘‘The fundamental thing about the Igbo people is that there is no town you will visit in Nigeria without seeing the Igbos being in-charge of either infrastructure or pharmaceutical industry.

‘‘Therefore, it is unthinkable for me that any Igbo man would consider himself not to be a part of Nigeria.

‘‘The evidence is there for everyone to see that Igbos are in charge of Nigeria’s economy.’’

Noting that no country can make any meaningful progress without the development of infrastructure, the President expressed regret that successive governments at the Federal level contributed to the decay of critical infrastructure in the country.

He promised that the Federal Government would complete ongoing key projects in the South East, including the 2nd Niger Bridge as well as the railway lines and routes linking the region with other parts of the country.

‘‘I firmly believe that when you get infrastructure right, Nigerians will mind their own businesses,’’ he said, adding that as a group, the Igbos stand to benefit more from the ongoing development of infrastructure in the country because ‘‘they are more enterprising.’’

President Buhari had earlier commissioned four projects executed by Governor Hope Uzodinma, including the Naze/Ihiagwa/Nekede/Obinze link road, the Balloon Driven/Flood Control drainage at Dick Tiger Road, the Egbeada  Bypass road and the New Exco-Chambers, Government House, Owerri.

Addressing Imo residents at the commissioning of Egbeada bypass named after a prominent son of the State, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, the President said he was very impressed with the level of work done by the State government.

‘‘I am very pleased with what I have seen and I assure you that I will support Imo State within the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,’’ he said.

In his remarks at the town hall meeting, Governor Uzodinma said Ndigbo believe in a united Nigeria predicated on ‘‘justice, equity and fairness.’’

He thanked the President for addressing the interests of Ndi Igbo through deliberate policy initiatives designed to give the people a true sense of belonging, including the ongoing construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge, among others.

Governor Uzodinma said the people of South East would remain grateful to the President for approving the establishment of a Naval Base in Oguta Local Government Area of the State, adding that as time unfolds, the economic benefits of the base would manifest.

The Governor also commended the President for strongly supporting the appointment of two prominent Igbos into two key international organisations-Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Assistant Director-General of Health Emergency Intelligence, World Health Organisation (WHO).

In his remarks, the President-General, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof. George Obiozor assured the President of the continuous support of Ndigbo.

‘‘Ndigbo are committed to Nigerian unity and there is news for those trying to push us out of Nigeria.

‘‘Ndigbo in Nigeria are like fish in the ocean and no matter how rough the storm is, it cannot drive the fish out of the ocean.

‘‘Mr President, it is in this context, that we see a new dawn in your distinguished presence in Igbo land and believe that on your return to Abuja the significance and substance of this visit will form new foundation of a platform for meaningful dialogue on critical issues of concern to the Igbo nation,’’ he said. 
He also enjoined Buhari to order the release of numerous Igbo youth being detained by security personnel so as to clear the path for quicker return of peace to the region and the country. 
Many of the young men and women were clamped into detention while security agencies were trying to quell the mayhem unleashed by unknown gunmen in the Southeast recently.
The leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is also in detention, awaiting trial for treason.

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1 comment

Ezekiel Okeke September 9, 2021 at 21:48

Buhari is dead and buried in Saudi Arabia since January 2017. British bandits and fulani criminals connived in London for the irrelevant tout nickname Buhari. Fulani criminals from Guinea which are traditional rulers, religious leaders, political office holders etc. over Hausa people, Kanuris etc. of the north. Fulani criminals from Guinea which used 1804 fulani caliphate with its emirates to dominate northern natives politically, used northern natives to dominate southern natives politically and stole wealth of this territory natives, frustrated economic developments of this territory natives to make this territory natives poor and keep them under fulani rulership.

Fraudulent Electoral Structure of fulani caliphate called Nigeria said anyone who wants to be president must win 2/3 of the states which is 24 states. Because fulani criminals from Guinea used 1804 fulani caliphate with its emirates to control the 19 states of the north. By so doing, decides who’s the president, governors, NASS members etc. and must implement policies of fulani caliphate. Policies of fulani caliphate which is to make this territory natives poor and keep them under fulani rulership.

I have successfully played my role for liberation of this territory natives from the bondage of fulani caliphate called Nigeria in which the six geopolitical zones are sovereign states

Natives of the six sovereign states must establish interim governments of their sovereign states now with military, police etc. to defend territorial borders of their sovereign states, fix their lands and economies or remain under bondage of fulani caliphate called Nigeria, suffer in it and die in it. Only the Sword decides.

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