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“Nigerians love me, that’s why I’m paying them back” — President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is committed to serving Nigerians because of the love they have for him.

According to Buhari, providing adequate security and livelihood is a debt of gratitude he owed Nigerians for giving him the opportunity to serve.

Speaking in Borno State on Thursday, June 17, the President said, “My commitment to serve Nigerians is a payback for the love shown to me. I started my political adventure in Maiduguri and I always look forward to coming here.”

The president is was speaking during his one day working visit to Borno state, north-eastern Nigeria on Thursday.

The state governor, Babagana Zulum says the president is visiting to “assess the security situation and inaugurate some of the projects” that both the federal and state governments have completed in the state.

Borno is the base of Boko Haram fighters who have been troubling the whole country for over 10 years now and is the state that has suffered most in Nigeria as far as insecurity is concerned.

Governor of the state Babagana Zulum, urged Borno residents to show support and behave orderly during the President’s visit.

According to a press release from the Borno State government, some of the things the president is expected to do during his visit include:

  • To assess the security situation in the state
  • To launch some projects that governor Zulum initiated
  • Launch 4,000 out of the 10,000 houses that government wants to build for displaced people from Boko Haram war

The Borno government statement hailed Buhari for the 10,000 houses initiative that they say wille go a long way to help displaced people.


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