BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, AUGUST 21 , 2017 .
My dear citizens
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 .
10 . Furthermore , I am charging the Security Agencies not to let the successes achieved in the last 18 months be a sign to relax .
11 . Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety .
12 . Therefore we are going to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight not only against;
elements of Boko Haram which are attem new series of attacks on soft targets
kidnappings , farmers versus herdsmen clashes,
in addition to ethnic violence fuelled by 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 security ,
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 .
Click Here To Comment
They build hospitals for us so poor people can easily a good treatment. The texacoroadsafetyspeechcompetition also contributes to these good things and they also feel the pain of others.