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General News of Tuesday, 10 January 2023


I hope to retire in peace - Buhari

Buhari inaugurates the Yobe Cargo Airport Buhari inaugurates the Yobe Cargo Airport

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to steadfast governance as he nears the completion of his tenure in government.

The president who has only four months to the end of his eight years said he would like to retire in peace.

He made this known in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital while speaking at the palace of the Emir of Damaturu, Hashimi II El-Kanemi.

Commenting on security, Buhari enjoined Nigerians to develop a strong sense of confidence in their country, especially its institutions and desist from allowing any terrorist groups to destabilize Nigeria again.

‘‘With the four months I have left as President, I’ll continue to be steadfast and I hope that I will retire in peace,” he stated.

The president also noted that the government is committed to protecting the right of Nigerian children to education, particularly those displaced from their homes by Boko Haram.

He said, ‘‘We have gone through so much as a country but I will appeal to you all to maintain steadfastness and making sure that we will not allow anybody to disorganize us again”.

The number one citizen however expressed delight at the return of peace to Yobe State and Northeast Nigeria.

He attributed the prevailing peace to the ingenuity of Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and his Borno State counterpart, Prof Babagana Zulum.

According to Buhari, both leaders have been persistent in reconstructing schools, health centers and institutions destroyed by the misguided terrorists.