Buhari talks tough again

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By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja urged Nigerians to resist agents of destabilisation, bent on causing a breakdown of law and order in the country.

He vowed that no individual or group will be allowed to destabilise Nigeria.

According to the president’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari made the vow at the breaking of Ramadan fasting attended by governors, ministers and heads of government agencies.

“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,’’ Adesina quoted the president as saying.

The president thanked the governors and ministers for honouring his invitation to break the Ramadan fast and expressed the confidence that in spite of current security challenges, the country would succeed.

On the 2023 general elections, the president affirmed that being 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.

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In his remarks, Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum, Ekiti’s Gov. 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.

“We also have governors, ministers and heads of government agencies that are equally dedicated to building a better Nigeria, under the president’s watch,’’ he said.

Fayemi 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,’’ he said.

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