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President Buhari To Himself, ‘History Will Be Kind To Me’

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari says he believes history will be kind to his administration, “going by the situation inherited on security and economy, and the difference that has been made”. Buhari, according to a statement by Spokesman Femi Adesina, stated this when he inspected and inaugurated some projects in Katsina State on Thursday. He extoled the Gov. Aminu Masari for silently growing the State via effective management of resources.

“I have done my best and I hope history will be kind to me,’’ he declared at a lunch after the inauguration of the project’s in Katsina town. The president also inaugurated the Muhammadu Buhari Meteorological Institute undertaken by the Ministry of Aviatio, the Darma Rice Mill in Batagarwa and the Katsina State General Hospital.

Buhari, who is on a two-day official visit to the state, also inspected ongoing work on the first flyover in Katsina which had reached 90 per cent completion in the Government Reserved Area.

While noting that former military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, had been criticized for his leadership style, he regretted that the critics had ignored the contributions of the Petroleum Trust Fund, which he chaired.

“If you want to enjoy peace and harmony, you must be very friendly with your neighbour. That is why when I came into office, I started by visiting all our neighbours,’’ he added.

He added that Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno deserved commendation for the youthful energy, intellectual capacity and visionary leadership he deployed in improving the security situation in the North-East. Buhari extoled Zulum for being daring by neglecting threats to his life, and visiting various parts of the state to encourage residents.

“We were lucky to have a young, vibrant and intellectual governor like Prof. Zulum. He was all over the place, working. Who said Boko (western education) is Haram (forbidden)?,’’ he queried.

He urged Nigerians to be more focused on getting education that equips them for a dynamic and digital world, instead of studying to get jobs only. At the lunch, the president appreciated the sacrifices and dedication of the state government toward constructing and upgrading facilities and supplying medications and working tools.

 

“Let me start by expressing my thanks to Allah for granting us the privilege of life to be here today in Katsina to commission projects during my two-day official visit. “Governance or leadership, as I have emphasised on many occasions, is an enormous responsibility embodying trust and requiring sacrifice so that the community of people that entrusted a leader with that burden can in both short and long terms, stand to benefit from the uprightness of the leadership.

“In November 2022, I received a letter from the Governor of Katsina State inviting me to pay a State Visit to commission projects executed by his administration. I was confident in giving my consent to the request. “Firstly, I noticed that the Governor’s letter had already earmarked many projects that are beyond commissioning for a State Visit spanning only two days.“Secondly, I was impressed by the transparency implied by the manner that each of the projects was associated with its cost of execution,” he said.

“Indeed, infrastructure is the substructure upon which societal growth and development are predicated. ”It is the realisation of this that the federal government makes infrastructural presence an irrevocable reality, thus enticing foreign Investors and motivating the local elements,” the president stated. President Buhari said he was pleased that Masari’s administration placed more emphasis on the educational sector.

“While all the achievements recorded in Katsina State under the leadership of the governor are important, the education sector has really emboldened my belief that our society is in a stead to enjoy transformation in near future.”According to the president, when education permeates the life of members of society then the propensity to experience growth and development is very high.

“As I listened to Governor Masari’s address a few minutes ago, he upped the level of our confidence in the modest Federal Government projects and interventions in Katsina State,” he said.

He assured citizens that the government would continue working for the peace and harmony of the country.“I congratulate the Katsina State Government for achieving these milestones and I wholeheartedly identify with the important strides Gov. Masari has recorded,” he noted.

In his remark, the governor thanked the president for honouring the invitation to inaugurate projects in the state.

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