With less than two years left in his eight-year tenure, President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what he wants Nigerians to remember him for after his tenure in 2023.
President Buhari spoke with the South-East leaders at a town hall meeting in Owerri during his one-day official visit to Imo State on Thursday.
According to him, he wants to be remembered as the president who stabilized Nigeria in the areas of security, economic prosperity and triumphs over corruption.
Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina, quoted the president as saying in a statement that 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 the number one priority and then the economy. When people feel secure they will mind their own business,’’ he said.
Fighting Corruption In Nigeria Is Difficult – Buhari
Buhari told the South-East 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.
Buhari Says 2023 General Election Will Be Credible
On the forthcoming 2023 general elections, the president reaffirmed his commitment to free, fair and credible polls.
He, however, urged the leaders to honestly educate their constituents on the need to hold their elected representatives accountable.
This was contained in a statement titled, “I want to be remembered as a president who stabilised Nigeria, President Buhari tells South-East leaders”, by his media aide, Femi Adesina.
KanyiDaily recalls that Buhari also said that it’s “unthinkable for Igbos to leave the country” because the people of the South-East are fundamental to Nigeria’s growth and economy.