I will remain focused to restore Nigeria’s lost glory— Buhari

From left: Senator Representing Kano South, Sen Kabiru Gaya; Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido II and  Gov Abdullahi Ganduji of Kano welcomig President Muhammadu Buhari  at the Aminu Kano International Airport during the President's 2-Day Visit  to Kano on Wednesday (6/12/17)
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From left: Senator Representing Kano South, Sen Kabiru Gaya; Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido II and Gov Abdullahi Ganduji of Kano welcomig President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aminu Kano International Airport during the President's 2-Day Visit to Kano on Wednesday (6/12/17) 06553/6/12/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night said he would remain focused in order to restore the lost glory of the country.

Mr. Buhari, who made the remark in Kano at a Dinner organised in his honour by Kano State Government, said he would continue to do his best to ensure that the country attained greater heights.

“I will continue to do my best because my problem is Nigeria. Nigeria is my target and I will remain focused to move the country forward,” Mr. Buhari said.

He said his administration would continue to accord priority attention to education so as to empower the youth, to enable them contribute their quota toward the development of the country.

“If you educate people, you empower them. So we have to make sacrifice to prepare the youth for the future,” Mr. Buhari said.

He expressed happiness for the reception accorded him and his entourage by the people of the state on their arrival in the state capital.

“I am overwhelmed by the massive turnout of people who left what they were doing to welcome me. This should be a clear message to the opposition.

“The support has been consistent, so I don’t have words to express my appreciation to the people of Kano state.”

The president congratulated Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje for working very hard to improve the living standard of the people of the state through execution of projects that had direct bearing on them.

He described Mr. Ganduje as a good politician who worked closely with all politicians, particularly representatives of the state, at the state and National Assemblies.

Earlier in his remarks, Mr. Ganduje said his administration had been able to execute a number of developmental projects, in addition to initiating various empowerment programmes for the women and youths.

He said as part of effort to address unemployment, the state government had awarded contract worth over N2 billion for the construction of a skills acquisition training centre, assuring that the centre would soon be completed and put to use.

“We have a number of projects that are ongoing and we hope you will visit the state in near future in order to commission such projects,” Mr. Ganduje said. (NAN)


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  • thusspokez

    “If you educate people, you empower them. So we have to make sacrifice to prepare the youth for the future,” Mr. Buhari said.

    Introduce compulsory education for 5 – 18 year old, and heavy fines for parents who don’t sent their children to school. This will reduce early marriage, pregnancy and empower northern women.

  • thusspokez

    ““I am overwhelmed by the massive turnout of people who left what they were doing to welcome me. This should be a clear message to the opposition.

    More than 50% of them must be children under voting age — and potential boko harma recruits.

    • Tunsj

      Were you there?

  • Rosemary Idogho

    Dear Mr President (Mohammadu Buhari),
    Good afternoon but please shut up your mouth and stop making an already angry people angrier. If you have nothing to say just keep quite. I say this because —
    1) You have spent almost 3 years and can you point to one industry you have set up?
    2) Can you identify and manufacturing or production factory the Nigerian govt you lead has set up?
    3) Can you identify any venture that produces anything that Nigeria exports to earn foreign exchange?
    4) Has this govt release any special fund for any research activity in the over 300 Universities in Nigeria? 300+ Universities and no research grant from Nigerian Govt despite the oil earnings?

    So what do you do with oil income? Just pay salaries and pay the rest to US & UK govt in exchange for more sophisticated weapons for Pythons dance, Crocodile smiles in the East & Niger Delta and of course your endless pet project (extremist Islamic terrorists aka Boko Haram). Only God knows whether or not your Fulani brothers get some of these weapons as well.

    Leaders like you are nauseating and irritating to any sound mind. How can you say you are focused on restoring lost glory? Which glory? Define it. People are hungry and youth die every day at sea in the Mediterranean while on mass exodus from economic hardship and you are speaking about glory. Mr President, you must be out of your mind. Give me a break!