We’ll identify, punish influential people causing nuisance in Nigeria – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said that the stability of the country is of paramount interest to him and Federal Government will continue to work towards it despite the actions of a few people.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari spoke while receiving a delegation of Borno/Yobe Elders Forum on a courtesy call.
“We need this country. We will continue to work for its stability. I feel that whatever happens, we will continue to make it, and will keep on praying to God so that for those who feel that they don’t need Nigeria, we will succeed over their intentions and actions,” the president was quoted to have said.
He attributed the upheavals in some parts of the country to a few people with resources and influence, assuring that they will be identified and dealt with in due course.
“I am confident that we will eventually convince the small number of people with resource and influence that are a nuisance to this great country. God willing, we will identify them, and deal with them. I am extremely concerned about your constituency like the rest of the country,” he added.
President Buhari noted the request for the upgrade and development of infrastructure in the states and assured that while he would do his best in acceding to the requests, he would however, prioritise development in education.
“We are aware of the infrastructure deficit. Our priorities will be education because all our citizens know that children within a certain age must receive it otherwise if they miss it, the future is destroyed,” President Buhari explained.
He expressed appreciation to the leaders for coming to terms with the “positive improvement” that has occurred in the states since the inception of the administration.
Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Zulum, was quoted to have said that the leaders were in Abuja to thank the President for the tremendous improvement in their states and to intimate him with some of the prevailing socio-economic conditions.
Also on the delegation were Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, former Governor Kashmir Shettima of Borno State, as well as senators, traditional rulers and elders in the two states.