President Muhammadu Buhari’s only headache is the nation that has put him in power and sent him on a couple of long trips to the doctors.
He stated this during his working visit to Kano state, where he yesterday, granted pardon to some 500 prison inmates.
“I will continue to do my best. Nigeria is my target and I will remain focused to move the country forward,” Buhari said at a dinner to welcome him on Wednesday night.
“Nigeria is my problem.”
Buhari said he would remain focused in order to restore the lost glory of the country. The dinner was organised in his honour by the Kano State Government.
Buhari said he would continue to do his best to ensure that the country attained greater heights adding that his administration would continue to accord priority attention to education so as to empower the youth, to enable them contribute their quota toward the development of the country.
“If you educate people, you empower them. So we have to make sacrifice to prepare the youth for the future,” Buhari said.
He expressed happiness over the wonderful reception accorded him and his entourage by the people of the state on their arrival in the state capital.
“I am overwhelmed by the massive turnout of people who left what they were doing to welcome me. This should be a clear message to the opposition.
“The support has been consistent, so I don’t have words to express my appreciation to the people of Kano state.”
He congratulated Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for working very hard to improve the living standard of the people of the state through execution of projects that had direct bearing on them.
The President described Ganduje as a good politician who worked closely with everyone, particularly representatives of the state, at the state and National Assemblies.
Ganduje noted that the Kano state government had been able to execute a number of projects, in addition to initiating various empowerment programmes for the women and youths.
He said as part of efforts to address unemployment, the state government awarded contract worth over N2 billion for the construction of a skills acquisition training centre adding that it as soon going to be completed.
“We have a number of projects that are on-going and we hope you will visit the state in near future in order to commission such projects,” Ganduje said.
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