Addressing leaders of various communities from five Local Government Areas of Daura Emirate, who paid him a visit as part of Eid El-Kabir celebration, the President said he is convinced that majority of Nigerians understand who he is and his mission, on account of which they returned him for a second term in office with larger margin of votes than 2015.
“You know how much I laboured to get here. I ran three times in the past. The fourth time, God used technology to do it for me. The fifth time I ran (February 23, 2019), I went to all the states of the federation. The turnout of crowds was overwhelming.
“Truly, the people know and understand my mission. This is what the votes showed. The administration will dwell on our campaign issues — security, economy and corruption. We will fight for the poor,” the President said.
He emphasized the important place of agriculture under his administration, promising to appoint a minister who is knowledgeable and will know how to promote interest and investment in the sector.
“I will appoint a minister who knows agriculture and its role in providing jobs and growing our economy. You have seen how we broke the fertiliser jinx in the country. We will do more to better the lots of our farmers. Agriculture is our strength,” he added.
President Buhari expressed happiness with the changing attitude of young people to agriculture, with many earning respectable incomes, urging all of those without regular incomes to return to the farm.
In his remarks, Hon. Yusuf Bello Mai’ Aduwa, one the leaders of the delegation, thanked Nigerians for giving the President a second mandate to lead the country for another four years, stressing that he will not let the country down.
Mohammed Saleh, another community leader, said the communities under the Daura Emirate were grateful to the President for signing a bill to establish a Federal Polytechnic in Daura, after they had complained that the area needed a tertiary institution to encourage the youth to pursue higher education.
In her remarks, Hajiya Talatu Nasir, a Permanent Secretary with the Ministry of Information, said President Buhari’s government had empowered many women, with many already owning businesses like poultry and livestock farms.
What Buhari told lawmakers in Katsina
Receiving the leadership of the State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Tasiu Musa Maigari, Buhari said the essence of contesting elections was to serve the people, and political actors must always remain loyal, dedicated and focused on delivering on their promises.
“Having been chosen by your people to lead, you must ensure that you remain trustworthy. Ensure fairness at all times.
“Leadership at home, community or national level is a heavy responsibility. And it must be discharged with fairness, firmness and justice,’ the President said.
He urged the lawmakers to be selfless, visionary and committed to meeting the needs of the electorate while minding their constitutional responsibilities.
In his remark, the Speaker thanked the President for providing leadership at the national level, and setting a standard on integrity and forthrightness for others to emulate.
Maigari assured the President that the Katsina House of Assembly will continue to support his policies, and ensure a trickling down in the state to favour their various constituencies.
El-Zakzaky: Tight security in Abuja amid IMN leader’s return from India
A detachment of security personnel were sighted patrolling the Nigeria capital city, even as there is a visible presence of Police, Army, Civil Defence Corps personnel as well as those in mufti believed to be men of the Department of State Services (DSS).
DAILY POST correspondent was also in Wuse II Abuja at noon on Friday, where hefty-looking police officers were seen in clusters fully armed for any eventualities around Banex Plaza which is a commercial nerve centre of the capital city.
A Police officer, who spoke with DAILY POST but declined to disclose his name, said, “Banex Plaza has been a flash-point of Shiites protesters”, adding that the IMN has been proscribed and they shouldn’t be any protest in that name.
“We read in the media of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites accusing the government of Nigeria of their leader’s sudden return to Nigeria from India,” he told this newspaper under anonymity.
In a statement made available to AREWA.NG, in Abuja by the IMN spokesman, Ibrahim Musa on Thursday, the group accused the federal government of Nigeria of complicity in the treatment of the controversial Shi’a leader at the India hospital he was granted leave by the court to go for treatment.
Part of the statement read: “The impasse was sequel to refusal of the Sheikh to succumb to imposition of Medical treatment by the Nigerian security forces in collaboration with their Indian colleagues.
“The Nigerian government’s interference and scuttling of the whole process rather than supervision as ordered by the court is the direct cause of the impasse.
“The government never wanted the medical leave in the first place, and did whatever to stop it by all means possible.
“The Islamic Movement is completely not happy with the latest development, and we strongly believe any peace loving person in Nigeria feels the same.
“The government left no one in doubt that it never wanted the Sheikh to go for the medical treatment in the first place.
“They opposed the application in court. When the order went against them, they indicated their desire to appeal against it.
“When that wasn’t going to stop the journey, they attempted to prevent it via introduction of stringent conditions that were not put in place by the court.
“Having failed to stop using all these methods, they exploited the clear direction to “supervise” and went ahead to obstruct the medical treatment in New Delhi, India.
“Why would the Sheikh trust a government that killed thousands of his supporters including his sons, shot him and his wife and further exposed them to heavy metal poisoning?
“We pray to almighty Allah to continue to protect him from the enemies of peace, who were behind the Zaria genocide of December, 2015 and the subsequent extreme persecution and torture he is being subjected to.
Police speak on Inspector’s alleged insult of Buhari, Osinbajo, IGP
A statement released and made available to DAILY POST by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Abdulmalik Abdulhadeez stated that the write up was meant to deceive and misinform the public.
“The write-up is apparently intend as to deceive or misinform the general public including members of the Nigeria Police Force especially the visiting Police Mobile Force Units in Special Duty in the North East.
“It is evidently clear that the said Inspector (Sunday U. Japhet) wanted to incite the visiting units to mutiny against a constitutional authority”, ASP Abdulhafeez said.
The Command via the PPRO described part of Japhet’s post as a baseless lies that the police high command deposited the allowance of the personnel in some secret accounts in order to share the acquire interest.
“It is on record that, the Federal Government is operating Treasury Single Account (TSA) that made it impossible to divert any fund.
“Furthermore, all payments are directly paid into the Private Bank Account of all personnel from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation”, Abdulhafeez explained.
The Command’s spokesman added that the Inspector General of Police has been working assiduously to ensure the timely payment of allowances of personnel nationwide.
Inspector Japhet is a mobile force from 8 Squadron, Jos, and he was on special duty serving in Dapchi, Bursari local government area of Yobe state.
AREWA.NG, had reported that Yobe State Police Command had arrested Inspector Sunday U. Japhet for allegedly posting disrespectful comments against President Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo and Inspector General of Police Adamu via his Facebook page.
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