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Full Text Of President Buhari Nationwide Broadcast On Monday |The Republican News

Retired Nigerian General Buhari attends African Diaspora Conference

London, United Kingdom. 5th March 2013 — General (Rtd) Muhammadu Buhari seen here delivering a speech at the 4th African Diaspora Conference in London. Buhari was a Major-General in the Nigerian Army and a former military ruler of Nigeria. — Nigeria’s retired General Buhari gave a speech on the subjects of democracy, corruption and the economy at the 4th African Diaspora Conference hosted at the Houses of Parliament in London.

 

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 are 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 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 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. (NAN)

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One thought on “Full Text Of President Buhari Nationwide Broadcast On Monday |The Republican News

  1. Expired statement from an expired president. The outcome is a nation without a future. Your people will rise up against you northern elites when they find out that your non-negotiable mantra is only but an unmitigated lie. A lie to keep them quite while they continue to keep the oil fields to themselves. Nigeria unity not negotiable? Time will tell.

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