By Danladi Alhassan
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assured Nigerians that his second term in office would be better than his performance in first term.
President Buhari pledged to work harder in the next four years to consolidate on providing security, improving the economy, creating jobs, fighting corruption and upgrading infrastructure in the country.
The president, while receiving the leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on a courtesy visit, also promised not to let Nigerians down.
Garba Shehu, the presidential Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, in a statement said the president prayed for his best to be good enough while thanking members of the ACF for their consistent and dogged support.
“This is my last lap. I will try and work even harder than I have done. I assure you that I will not let you down. I pray that my best will be good enough.
“I’m very appreciative of this visit, especially when I have seen some of my seniors, some of my colleagues and a couple of my juniors, among the team. This reminds me of the good old days when we were in the military.
“Actually, nobody drop from the sky. For Arewa Consultative Forum to identify with me, having come from this geo-political zone, I’m very much appreciative of this.
“I’m very please with the address of the chairman who reminded me of the undertaken we made basically on the three important things my party campaigned on and succeeded.
Mallam Adamu Fika, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ACF, said the visit was to congratulate President Buhari on his re-election. He thanked the president for resuscitating some some strategic projects important to the North and the country that had been abandoned by previous administrations.
“It is pleasing to note that since then, the Baro Dry Port has been commissioned, while some other projects have been reactivated and are now being implemented.
“We pray that those organs of government charged with the responsibility for the implementation will double their efforts to ensure that these projects are executed fully to their logical conclusion within reasonable time,” he said.