Embattled President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted being clueless why Nigerians masquerading as bandits, Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists and secessionists are bent on destabilising Nigeria.
“We have the land. We have the resources, and we have the people. I do not know why people will allow themselves to be successfully subverted to destabilise their own country,” lamented Mr Buhari during the breaking of Ramadan fasting on Wednesday.
Mr Buhari noted that the violent groups were bent on causing a breakdown of law and order in Nigeria, assuring that no individual or group would be allowed to destabilise the nation.
Present with the president at the breaking of Ramadan fasting were governors, ministers and heads of government agencies.
Mr Buhari thanked the governors and ministers for honouring his invitation to break the Ramadan fast and expressed the confidence that despite current security challenges, Nigeria would not disintegrate but would succeed in defeating enemies of the nation.
Regarding the 2023 general elections, Mr Buhari affirmed that being a beneficiary of free, fair and credible elections, the introduction of technology would make it impossible for anyone to claim millions of votes again in Nigeria.
Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi, commended the president for demonstrating resilience and determination at a crucial period in Nigeria’s history.
“We have a leader who is not distracted by momentary challenges but has continued to commit to the renewal of our nation,” said Mr Fayemi. “We also have governors, ministers and heads of government agencies that are equally dedicated to building a better Nigeria under the president’s watch.”
The Ekiti governor noted that this year’s month of Ramadan coincided with the just-concluded Christian Lenten period.
“It holds enormous spiritual value on the benefits of renewal, sacrifice, almsgiving, forgiveness and healing for the individual as well as for the nation,’’ explained Mr Fayemi.