President Muhammadu Buhari says he intends to use his remaining four months in office to run a steadfast government so that he can retire in peace.
This is also as he urged Nigerians to develop strong sense of confidence in the country, its institutions and thwart any terrorist groups plot to further destabilise Nigeria.
Buhari spoke on Monday, January 9th at the palace of the Emir of Damaturu, Hashimi II El-Kanemi in Damaturu, Yobe.
It may be recalled that in recent interviews, he said that when his tenure is over, he will relocate back to Daura, Katsina state.
He said; ‘‘With the four months I have left as President, I’ll continue to be steadfast and I hope that I will retire in peace.
‘‘We must develop strong confidence in our country. Let us make sure we do not compromise security at all in any form because security and economy are the most important things.
‘‘We have gone through so much as a country and I appeal to you to be steadfast and make sure that we will not allow anybody to disorganize us again.’’
The president also restated his administration’s commitment to protecting the right of Nigerian children to education, particularly those in internally displaced camps due to the actions of insurgents.
Buhari further expressed delight at the return of peace and normalcy Yobe and North-east Nigeria, saying it can be attributed to the ingenuity of Governor Mai Mala Buni and his Borno State counterpart, Prof Babagana Zulum.
Meanwhile, Governor Buni earlier told Buhari that in the heat of the battle against insurgency in the region, Emir of Damaturu’s Palace was overrun by terrorists.
He said; ‘‘However, today and worthy of note is that Yobe State is one of the States you liberated from the clutches of Boko Haram terrorists.
‘‘Before, in this palace, even if you placed one billion dollars for someone to come and pick it, nobody dared to come near but your coming onboard has made that history and the people of Yobe are enjoying relative peace.’’