President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday
assured Nigerians that he would do all within his
powers to ensure that they would not regret
entrusting national responsibility to him by electing
him during the March 28 presidential election.
He said his administration was capable of fixing the
Buhari made the submission in an address he
delivered to members of the Nigerian community in
Niger during his visit to the country.
A copy of his speech was made available to
journalists in Abuja by his Senior Special Assistant on
Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
Buhari told the Nigerian community that his
government was just coming on board and was still
in the process of setting out appropriate modalities
on how to actualise its agenda of revamping Nigeria
as contained in the manifesto of the All Progressives
He noted that Nigerians voted for him based on the
He however urged them to exercise patience because
“the task of rebuilding Nigeria is an arduous one.”
He reiterated his position that to ensure accelerated
development, his administration would concentrate
on challenges of insecurity, near economic collapse,
pervasive corruption and power shortages.
Buhari said, “I want to reassure (you) that we are
going to tackle these challenges head on.
“Nigerians will not regret that they have entrusted
national responsibility to us.
“We must not succumb to hopelessness and
defeatism. We can fix our problems.
“However, daunting as the task to surmount these
challenges may be, they are by no means
“There is now a national consensus that our chosen
route to national development is democracy. To
achieve our objectives, we must consciously work to
improve the democratic system.”
Buhari also assured them that his government would be resolute in ensuring that the country’s regained its enviable position among the comity of nations.
He however said he needed all Nigerians, including
those in the Diaspora, to partner his administration
in order to realise the dream.
“I want to conclude by urging you to continue to
remain law-abiding and to continue to be good
ambassadors of the country as we embark on the
journey of rebirth, development, evolution and
integration,” the President concluded.