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Nigeria better after my eight years, Buhari boasts

by Grace Anisulowo

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday, in Abuja, said he is leaving Nigeria much better than he met it in May 2015 when he first assumed office.

He also expressed fulfilment in his performance so far as he retires home to Daura, Katsina State, after handing over to his successor, Bola Tinubu, on Monday.

“I am confident that I am leaving office with Nigeria better in 2023 than in 2015,” Buhari said in his farewell address aired on the Nigerian Television Authority, early Sunday.

Buhari made a similar boast of having run his race and finishing his course on Thursday when he conferred the national honours of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic and Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on President-elect Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima, respectively.

This time, he called on Nigerians to support the incoming administration to “sustain the gains made so far.”

According to Buhari, “As I retire home to Daura, Katsina State, I feel fulfilled that we have started the Nigeria Re-Birth by taking the initial critical steps and I am convinced the in-coming administration will quicken the pace of this walk to see a Nigeria that fulfils its destiny to be a great nation.”

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