IT WILL BE OVER with President Buhari’s government, seventeen months, from now. And the president said, at the commissioning of Oriental Energies Resources Limited Hanger; Muhammadu Indimi Distance Learning Centre; and an International Conference Centre; in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Thursday, that his administration will keep giving its best for the development of the country, till May 2023, when he leaves office.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the president, quoted Buhari in a statement: “I know I swore by the Constitution, and I will leave in 17 months. I pray that the person that will take over from us will also follow the targets of securing the country and building the economy. Without securing the country, you cannot grow the economy.”
Nigerians, the president said, should assess the performance of his administration, based on the situation of security, economy and corruption, before he came into office, and where it is now. And added: “We have a great country, and we thank God for giving us so much resources. But we need to develop our resources”.
The president, also, commissioned Tijjani Bolori Memorial Secondary School and the first fly-over of (3.5 kilometers), in Borno State; a stretch of (10 kilometers) Gamboru Ngala Road, constructed by the government; according to Femi Adesina.
Adesina’s statement said the president was highly impressed with the “state of the art Center for Distance Learning and Auditorium”, sited at the University of Maiduguri; and the International Conference Hall that has the seating capacity for 1,300 persons.
“The high-quality standard of this edifice is a major contribution by Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi. This intervention will benefit not only students from Borno and the North East but also students from all parts of Nigeria. For the Oriental Energy Resources Hangar which I commissioned, it will welcome and offer support services to aircraft and pilots involved with Humanitarian Air Services”, Buhari further stated.
On insecurity, Buhari said he was sad that people who lived together, shared the same culture and outlook for a long time, would turn around, start stealing, kidnapping and killing one another. He said the military would come hard on the situation in the North West to stabilize the situation, with the recent procurement of more hardware.
Babagana Zulum, Governor of Borno State, Adesina said, got the president’s commendation for his performance in two years; because he was in State in June to commission projects. Zulum appreciated the president for honouring the state, by visiting to commission projects.
Zulum said the State recognized the contributions of Alhaji Indimi, by renaming the Damboa Road, after him – now Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi Road. Indimi’s contributions to the development of the state showed his love for the people. “Words cannot convey out gratitude for the statesmanship”.
On his part, Indimi said he was motivated to build the Distance Learning Center and the International Conference Center to encourage education in the State. “I believe the center will help in delivering training and skills as well as encourage those who will be taking lessons from remote places”.
Professor Aliyu Shugaba, Vice Chancellor of the University, thanked President Buhari for honouring the invitation, and Alhaji Indimi for his contributions.