Nobody Would Be Allowed To Distabilise Nigeria, Buhari Warns
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday warned that no one would be allowed to distabilise Nigeria.
He urged Nigerians to resist “agents of destabilisation bent on causing breakdown of law and order in the country.”
The president spoke in Abuja at an Iftar dinner with governors, ministers and heads of government agencies.
‘‘We have the land, we have the resources, and we have the people. But I do not know why people will allow themselves to be successfully subverted to destabilise their own country,’’ the President said.
Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement said Buhari, who thanked the governors and ministers for honouring his invitation to break the Ramadan fast, expressed confidence that in spite of the current security challenges, the country will succeed.
On the 2023 General Elections, Adesina said Mr President said that being a beneficiary of free, fair and credible elections, the introduction of technology and the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) will make it impossible for anyone to claim millions of votes again in the country.
In his speech at event, the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, commended President Buhari for demonstrating resilience and determination at a crucial period in Nigeria’s history.
‘‘We have a leader who is not distracted by momentary challenges but has continued to commit to the renewal of our nation and we, governors, ministers and heads of government agencies are equally dedicated to building a better Nigeria, on your watch,’’ he said.
Noting that this year’s Holy month of Ramadan coincided with the just concluded Christian Lenten period, the Governor of Ekiti said it holds enormous spiritual value on the benefits of renewal, sacrifice, almsgiving, forgiveness and healing for the individual as well as the nation.”
Coming at a time many prominent Nigerians and groups have come out to criticize federal government’s handling of insecurity and economic difficulties, some observers see Buhari’s warning as an open threat to some critics of his administration.