President Muhammadu has called on Nigerians to remain peaceful during the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

He stated this at government house Dutse during a one day official working visit to Jigawa state.

President Muhammadu Buhari emphasized that, tolerance and understanding are vital to the conduct of free elections.

“Despite some of the challenges that continued to test the process of our democracy, I strongly believe, we have witnessed in the last seven years, entrenchment of the true principles and ideals of democratic governance in the Nigerian Polity. This has been one of the hallmarks of this administration”

While at the palace of Emir of Hadejia, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar Maje, President Buhari promised to look into the requests of the state government on the availability of fertilizers and other farm inputs to boost local agricultural production.

Buhari pointed out that, Nigeria and Morocco had an existing agreement on fertilizer production, which will complement the existing 44 blending plants in the country.

In his speech at the banquet honour of President Muhammadu Buhari at government house Dutse, Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State explained that, the state would remain grateful to the federal government for several completed and ongoing projects in the transport, education, health, social investments, agriculture and security sectors.

‘‘Since your administration, we have never seen it better in the life of Jigawa State,’’

‘‘We cannot thank you enough for food security, especially the Anchor Borrowers Programme. Today we see farming in Jigawa as a business and some farmers in the state are among the richest in Nigeria”

Alhaji Badaru Abubakar commended President Buhari for his intervention to the States of the Federation for the payment of salaries, provision of infrastructure and during the COVID-19 pandemic, running into trillions of naira.

He noted that, from the Paris Club Refund to states alone, Jigawa State received a total of 43 billion naira.

‘‘With your intervention we were able to do all the projects we promised the people. All these monies kept us in government and I can beat my chest and say that I have adequately delivered and done well for the people”

‘‘Whatever we do in Jigawa State we owe it to your magnanimity and your support and this support is across all the States and party lines”



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