My dear citizens,
I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and sisters.
In the course of my stay in the United Kingdom, I have been kept in daily touch with events at home. Nigerians are robust and lively in discussing their affairs, but I was distressed to notice that some of the comments, especially in the social media have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our collective existence as a nation. This is a step too far.
The National Assembly and the National Council of State are the legitimate and appropriate bodies for national discourse.
In 2003 after I joined partisan politics, the late Chief Emeka Ojukwu came and stayed as my guest in my hometown Daura. Over two days we discussed in great depth till late into the night and analyzed the problems of Nigeria. We both came to the conclusion that the country must remain one and united.
Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable. We shall not allow irresponsible elements to start trouble and when things get bad they run away and saddle others with the responsibility of bringing back order, if necessary with their blood.
Every Nigerian has the right to live and pursue his business anywhere in Nigeria without let or hindrance.
I believe the very vast majority of Nigerians share this view.
This is not to deny that there are legitimate concerns. Every group has a grievance. But the beauty and attraction of a federation is that it allows different groups to air their grievances and work out a mode of co-existence
The national consensus is that, it is better to live together than to live apart.
Furthermore, I am charging the Security Agencies not to let the successes achieved in the last 18 months be a sign to relax.
Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety.
Therefore we are going to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight not only against; elements of Boko Haram which are attempting a new series of attacks on soft targets, kidnappings, farmers versus herdsmen clashes, in addition to ethnic violence fuelled by political mischief makers. We shall tackle them all.
Finally, dear Nigerians, our collective interest now is to eschew petty differences and come together to face common challenges of; economic security, political evolution and integration, as well as lasting peace among all Nigerians.
I remain resolutely committed to ensuring that these goals are achieved and maintained. I am so glad to be home.
Thank you and may God bless our dear Nation.
I do not wanted to offer any comment on Mr buhari broadcasting,but this broadcasting is very annoying.a man who is abroad for this so called medical treatment,instead of addressing this problem or this problem and the causes of it,and to offers solution in Nigeria WHICH ARE are easy,the major problem is injustice,and Mr buhari wishes for the problem to go away,in a wisful thinking to go away.NIGERIA AS A GEOGRAPHYICAL ENTITY IS NEGOTIATABLE IN PEACE OR WAR or LIFE
Since he took over,we expect President buhari to do aT Least a reshuffling of cabinet,to put a square nail into a square hole if,any minister that fails youyou fires the incompetent fool or bastard or bitch,and you did not nothing,you had a a medical treatment oversea.me,i wants my treatment oversea,everything require passion and propriety.if some of essences does not exist,you are wasting your time.ojukwu is not alive to confirms your story,but the important you should know is that ojukwu was an accidental Igbo leader,and the igbos are by nature republican.YOU HAVE FAILED TO ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM IN NIGERIA BUT CHASING SHADOW.IN NIGERIA MONKEY DEY WORK BABOON DEY CHOP.NIGERIA IS STILL NEGOTIATABLE.YOUNG NIGERIANS ARE SLAVES IN THEIR COUNTRY,THOUSANDS YOUNG NIGERIA RISK THEIR LIVES GOING ABROAD TO HAVE BASIC NEEDS AS HUMAN BEING AFTER SUFFERING DISCRIMINATION,HUMILATION AND INSULT IN FOREIGN COUNNTRIES.
Did you told orji kalu,we the igbos hated you,but the evidence otherwise as the igbos have more stakes in Nigeria than any other tribes,you better check it out
Strange to see tribal activists who do not understand the importance of dialoguing sincerely.Yes,there issues but Nigeria with multi-languages should do away with old fables of speaking the truth only it is said in one’s lamguage.Leadership is about integrity and servants- shepherd attitude. while followership is about respect for oneself and obligation to support only what is right
Issues on unity is deteriorating even within our regions as I look at how an A nambraian deals with a man from Ebonyi