President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that his administration will continue to work for the stability of Nigeria and will succeed over those who don’t need the unity of the country.
President Buhari also vowed to identify and deal with what he described as the small number of people with resource and influence that are constituting nuisance to the oneness of the country.
The President stated this when he received a delegation of Borno/Yobe Elders Forum who paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
But the Senator representing Borno South and Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, who has been a vocal voice from Borno State was conspicuously absent at the meeting.
President Buhari told his guests that the stability of the country was of paramount interest to him, adding that the federal government would continue to work towards it despite the actions of a few people.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, President Buhari said, “We need this country. We will continue to work for its stability. I feel that whatever happens, we will continue to make it, and will keep on praying to God so that for those who feel that they don’t need Nigeria, we will succeed over their intentions and actions.”
He attributed the upheavals in some parts of the country to a few people with resources and influence, assuring that they will be identified and dealt with in due course.
He said, “I am confident that we will eventually convince the small number of people with resource and influence that are a nuisance to this great country. God willing, we will identify them, and deal with them. I am extremely concerned about your constituency like the rest of the country.”
The President noted the request for the upgrade and development of infrastructure in the states and assured that while he would do his best in acceding to the requests, he would, however, prioritise development in education.
“We are aware of the infrastructure deficit. Our priorities will be education because all our citizens know that children within a certain age must receive it otherwise if they miss it, the future is destroyed,” he said.