Buhari Promises That His Mind Is Clean Towards Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari has again re-echoed his decision to seek re-election in 2019, assuring his supporters that he is confident of winning.
Buhari, who made the statement in Bauchi on Thursday while inaugurating 500 tractors and other farm implements procured by the Bauchi State government at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium (ATBS), said he would seek re-election for a second term and win again because he “is a clean man and not corrupt like other past Nigerian leaders.”
He pointed out that “Most Nigerian treasury looters have more than 20 to 30 houses yet some people in the country cannot afford even a single room to sleep in because poverty has eaten them up.”
According to the president, “I don’t have this type of mind to loot the treasury of Nigeria while people are suffering.”
He vowed that he “will fish out looters and cheaters of the country, while all the funds recovered from them will be remitted into the national coffers.”
President Buhari further encouraged parents to send their children to school to acquire western education, saying life would not be good without education.
He said, “Assuming I did not go to school, I will not be the President of Nigeria today. You should go to school, not because you want to work but to acquire knowledge for the future.”
He further said, “Youths should not wait for government work because the government cannot do it alone; they should embrace farming. Farmers are the richest people in the country now and farming is the main focus of our government.”
He commended Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, for using his bailout funds to clear salary arrears and ensure regular payment of salaries in the state.
In his remarks, Abubakar said the main objectives of distributing the 500 tractors to farmers was to boost rice and maize production in the state.
He recalled that Nigerians used to go outside the country to buy rice, but with these farm implements, farmers in the state would no longer suffer setbacks.
The governor said all the farm implements which include, ox-plough, power feller, tractors, grinding machines, water pumping machines, mini pick-up van, fertilizer, plastic fish pond, motorcycles and tricycles would be sold to farmers at subsidised rates.
He said unemployed youths in the state would be employed and trained on how to handle some of the machines, carry out minor repairs, monitoring and safeguarding the machines to reduce the number of unemployed youths in the state.