President Muhammadu Buhari may have commenced self-assessment process of what will become of his legacy after 2023 when he vacates office. The president, accordingly, told Igbo the leaders and elders in the South East on Thursday that his expected greatest legacy is to be remembered as the president who stabilized the unity of Nigeria.
President during his visit to Imo State on Thursday assured that his administration explore all constitutional means to ensure the 36 states of the federation, including the FCT, are safe, secured and satibilised.
President Buhari in a statement on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, acknowledged that less than two years to the end of his second tenure of eight-year as President, security persists a major priority for his administration.
‘‘If there is no security, there is nothing anyone can do no matter how much you try or the initiative you have.
According to President Buhari: ‘‘Security is number one priority and then the economy. When people feel secure, they will mind their own business.’’
President Buhari promised that he would continue to strive to leave a lasting legacy of integrity and accountability in the system, even though fighting corruption in Nigeria had become very sophisticated and difficult,.
He stated: ‘‘Nobody can accuse me of having companies or mansions anywhere in the country and I thank God that I try to keep myself as clean as possible, so that I cannot be taken hostage.
‘‘I will do my best to ensure that Nigerians that try hard, succeed in their efforts.’’
The President assured of his commitment to free, fair and credible elections in 2023.
President Buhari further stated: ‘‘The fundamental thing about the Igbo people is that there is no town you will visit in Nigeria without seeing the Igbos being in-charge of either infrastructure or pharmaceutical industry.
‘‘Therefore, it is unthinkable for me that any Igbo man would consider himself not to be a part of Nigeria.
‘‘The evidence is there for everyone to see that Igbos are in charge of Nigeria’s economy.’’