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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has told South-East elders how he would want to be remembered.
Buhari stated that he would want to be remembered as the President who stabilised Nigeria in the area of security, economic prosperity, and triumph over corruption.
The president made these comments when he spoke in Owerri at a town hall meeting with South East leaders during his one-day official visit to Imo State, said with less than two years left in his eight-year tenure as President, security still remains a major priority for his administration.
According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said: ‘If there is no security, there is nothing anyone can do no matter how much you try or the initiative you have.
‘Security is number one priority and then the economy. When people feel secure they will mind their own business,’ he emphasised.
The President told South-East leaders that while fighting corruption in Nigeria had become very sophisticated and difficult, he would continue to strive to leave a lasting legacy of integrity and accountability in the system.
‘Nobody can accuse me of having companies or mansions anywhere in the country and I thank God that I try to keep myself as clean as possible, so that I cannot be taken hostage.
‘I will do my best to ensure that Nigerians that try hard, succeed in their efforts,’ he said.
On the forthcoming 2023 elections, the President reaffirmed his commitment to free, fair and credible polls, urging the leaders to honestly educate their constituencies on the need to hold their elected representatives accountable.
President Buhari had earlier commissioned four projects executed by Governor Hope Uzodinma, including the Naze/Ihiagwa/Nekede/Obinze link road, the Balloon Driven/Flood Control drainage at Dick Tiger Road, the Egbeada Bypass road and the New Exco-Chambers, Government House, Owerri.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK