“No administration since 1999 had received more cooperation from the legislature like President Buhari.”
This was the view of the Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, who stood in for the Senate President, Bukola Saraki when residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) paid the President Sallah homage today, Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Senator Na’Allah promised that the National Assembly will keep supporting the vision of President Buhari administration for a greater Nigeria.
This was even as President Buhari called on all Nigerians to work towards salvaging the nation from the shackles of past wrongs by sharing in the collective vision for a greater Nigeria and contributing individually to realize the goal.
He called on all the citizens to embrace the reality that Nigeria must exist and continue as one nation and that the country needs all its human and material resources to succeed.
“We have no other country than Nigeria. We may as well stay and salvage it together.”
President Buhari told the gathering of religious leaders, traditional rulers, security chiefs and top government officials to start expanding the frontiers for development by sensitizing their “constituencies’’ to work harder for the collective good of the country.
“Please try to persuade your constituencies to work harder for the greatness of this nation.”
President Buhari said that Nigeria has a peculiar advantage of being blessed with enormous human and material resources, noting that the potentials could be turned around for the greater good of everyone.
The President commended former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for the efforts at discovering and repositioning Nigeria’s mineral potentials.
“I hope Fayemi will succeed in the elections and lead Ekiti State. He is hardworking and patriotic, but Nigerian politics can be unpredictable.”
The President, who disclosed that he could not fast last year due to ill health, said he was able to fully participate in the spiritual exercise this year, as the benefits were not optional for any healthy Muslim.
In his remarks, the Minister of FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello, said that the Ramadan Fasting provided an auspicious opportunity to pray for the nation, and the wellbeing of the President and his family.
President Buhari also received women groups led by his wife, Aisha Buhari, President of the National Council of Women Societies, Dr. Laraba Shoda and former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen.