Tired, fed up, and overwhelmed, over the looming social crisis rearing up its ugly head, as a result of millions of People displaced by Boko Haram, President Muhammadu, on Tuesday, November 29, subtly raised doubts, over the ‘possibility of him completing his four-year term.’
Buhari made this shocking disclosure at a meeting he had with the World Leader of the Tijjaniya Islamic Movement, Sheikh Sharif Ibn Mohammad, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
This is coming, few weeks after the President said publicly, that he contemplated running away from office, shortly after he was inaugurated as Nigeria’s President, on May 29, 2015.
Buhari had said the on-going economic crisis has made him feel as though he is suffering the consequences of someone else’s transgressions.
Political Analysts have explained that Buhari’s latest statement might be connected to the stress he is passing through at the Presidential Villa.
According to a statement issued by the Presidents Spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari on Tuesday, lamented the destruction of public institutions in the North-East, by Boko Haram terrorists.
“Government is faced with the problem of repairing schools, health centres, and whole towns. We must repair their schools, and recruit teachers. Otherwise, they will become tomorrow’s Boko Haram,” Buhari warned.
“The President reiterated the importance of justice in the affairs of governance, emphasising that men and women in authority, must show kindness and justice to all the people under them.
“In commending the religious group for the prayers they had rendered for three days in Yola, Adamawa State, for the recovery of the economy and peace in the country, the President said that the problem oil production was experiencing in the country, and in the global market, had forced the imperative of agriculture on Nigerians.
“We are learning the hard way. The mistake we made, was to abandon agriculture. We came at a time of difficulty the country has never experienced since the Civil War,” he said.
Buhari also requested religious leaders to persuade Nigerians to embrace hard work, endurance, and patience.
He assured Nigerians that his administration would not relent in the effort to achieve self-reliance and security for the nation.