With six days to the end of his tenure, President Buhari has expressed his desire to quickly leave office.
According to him, he can hardly cope with the pressure around him in recent times.
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The President stated this at the Regimental Dinner organized in his honor by the armed forces at the Nigerian Armed Forces Officers’ Mess, Asokoro, Abuja, on Tuesday night, May 23. President Buhari who arrived late to the dinner, said;
“Please, I will like to digress a bit from the prepared speech. I apologise most sincerely for keeping you waiting for about at least half an hour, actually I can hardly cope with the pressure and I’m desperately looking forward for the next six days.”
President Buhari who expressed appreciation for the sacrifices made so far made, used the occasion to charge the men of the armed forces, as well as other security and intelligence agencies, not to relent in their efforts to ensure absolute security in all parts of the country,
“Please permit me use to this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the officers and soldiers of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for their unwavering loyalty, hard work, dedication and selfless service to our beloved nation.
“I’m fully aware of all your sacrifices and commitment to tackling the various security challenges and your contributions to the successful elections in our country.
However, until the issue of insecurity is surmounted, much more is still desired from the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Consequently, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the other security agencies must always remain resolute in the face of the country’s security challenges.
In this vein, our administration, though winding down soon, will never relent in providing the needed support to the military, to enable them to effectively carry out their constitutional responsibilities.
“Let me now thank the chief host, the Chief of Defense Staff, the Honourable Minister of Defense, the Service Chiefs and heads of other security agencies at this event, for your dedicated service to the nation.”
“I commend you and thank our esteemed guests for coming to this historic occasion.Let me now pray for the repose of the souls of our fallen heroes.