President Muhammadu Buhari Addresses The Nation

President Muhammadu Buhari Addresses
The Nation

on August.
21st 2017


My dear


I am very
grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I am pleased to be back
on home soil among my brothers and sisters.


2. In the
course of my stay in the United Kingdom, I have been kept in daily touch with
events at home. Nigerians are robust and lively in discussing their affairs,
but I was distressed to notice that some of the comments, especially in the
social media have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our
collective existence as a nation. This is a step too far.


3. In 2003
after I joined partisan politics, the late Chief Emeka Ojukwu came and stayed
as my guest in my hometown Daura. Over two days we discussed in great depth
till late into the night and analyzed the problems of Nigeria. We both came to
the conclusion that the country must remain one and united.


4. Nigeria's
unity is settled and not negotiable. We shall not allow irresponsible elements
to start trouble and when things get bad they run away and saddle others with
the responsibility of bringing back order, if necessary with their blood.


5. Every
Nigerian has the right to live and pursue his business anywhere in Nigeria
without let or hindrance.


6. I believe
the very vast majority of Nigerians share this view.


7. This is
not to deny that there are legitimate concerns. Every group has a grievance.
But the beauty and attraction of a federation is that it allows different
groups to air their grievances and work out a mode of co-existence.


8. The
National Assembly and the National Council of State are the legitimate and
appropriate bodies for national discourse.


9. The
national consensus is that, it is better to live together than to live apart.


Furthermore, I am charging the Security Agencies not to let the successes
achieved in the last 18 months be a sign to relax.


Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the
majority of us can live in peace and safety.


Therefore we are going to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight not only


· elements
of Boko Haram which are attempting a new series of attacks on soft targets


kidnappings, farmers versus herdsmen clashes,


· in
addition to ethnic violence fuelled by political mischief makers. We shall
tackle them all.


13. Finally,
dear Nigerians, our collective interest now is to eschew petty differences and
come together to face common challenges of;


· economic


· political
evolution and integration


· as well as
lasting peace among all Nigerians.


14. I remain
resolutely committed to ensuring that these goals are achieved and maintained.
I am so glad to be home.


15. Thank
you and may God bless our dear Nation.

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