Buhari pledges to restore peace across Nigeria before tenure runs out

Buhari pledges to restore peace across Nigeria before tenure runs out

President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated his government’s commitment to restoring peace across the country.

Buhari made the remarks at the Nigerian Air Force’s (NAF) 58th-anniversary celebrations in Kano on Monday, May 23.

“This government would not rest until peace and security are fully restored to our nation,” he said in his speech.

The President, who congratulated the NAF and other security agencies for their sacrifices toward peace, assured of his government’s continued support.

“I want to assure you that your sacrifices are well appreciated by Nigerians,” Buhari stated.

He urged them to remain resolute and committed to their duty. His government, he said, invested much in equipping NAF, which has yielded results, and would do even more.

“In furtherance of our drive to continue to modernise the Armed Forces; we would continue to do more to support the Air Force,” Buhari told the gathering.

“To this end, we have approved the procurement of more platforms such as the Beechcraft, some modern helicopter gunships, and UAV for the Nigerian Air Force to enable it to man our airspace more effectively.

“Rest assured that in our government, we are willing to do even more to ensure the provision of the requisite support and the encouragement to overcome various security challenges.”

The President promised to enhance the welfare of NAF personnel and expressed confidence that Nigeria’s security challenges would soon be a thing of the past.

Meanwhile, Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has assured the people of the state that he would reconcile aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after the party’s primary elections.

Emmanuel said this on Sunday, May 22. This was while speaking with newsmen at his country home, Onna; after the State House of Assembly and House of Representatives primaries.

He said though delegates to the primaries were limited to recently elected ad-hoc delegates; candidates chosen were capable of ensuring a clean sweep for the party in next year’s general elections.

According to the governor, the party remains united and strong, in spite of grievances from some members; adding that winning elections remains an act of God.

He, however, expressed confidence that all challenges confronting the party would be resolved.

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“Today, I decided to obey the rules of the Electoral Act that disqualified me from being a delegate; I refused to go near the venue.

“I have come to understand that whatever comes our way, is an act of God, we cannot blame anyone,” Emmanuel said.

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