Independence Day Speech: 'Buhari A Plaque On Nigeria'

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"They have never taken responsibility before (because) they were not prepared to rule Nigeria".

The colorful ceremony had just ended as at the time of filing this report and President Buhari was about leaving Maiduguri.

Nigerian soldiers participate in an operation in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, March 16, 2016.

"The country must first be secured".

"Even for selfish reasons, your loyalty has to be for the centre first, and the centre will hold".

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he won't allow the country divide under his administration.

"Those who are making noises were not born, so they don't know what we went through".

He told the Operation Lafia Dole troops that he was in Maiduguri to address and commemorate the independence anniversary with them.

"If you want to fight corruption, you'll have to get ready for corruption to fight back. We should continue to pray for the unity of Nigeria".

"This is indeed the Clarion Call for Nigerians to obey".

Nigeria yesterday, October first celebrated her 57th independence anniversary in a peaceful atmosphere.

Prompting the national assembly to refocus its mandate on the "swift passage of enabling corruption laws", the president maintained that the government "for its part will work for accountability at all levels - federal, state and local governments".

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"I personally commend Governor Kashim Shettima for his courage, that he stood firm throughout the criss".

Okpaga said: "The issue is that the Buhari administration has always found one excuse or the other for the challenges facing the country".

President Buhari is really blessed to have Aisha Buhari as his wife.

Those who joined the President in the celebration with the troops included the Service Chiefs, led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin. He expressed their readiness to guarantee the sovereignty of the nation and the security of its people.

"The CDS said the visit by the president would reinvigorate the morale of the Armed Forces, adding that with better morale, they will fight better. We blame the agitation on his administration and not Igbo leaders".

"The menace of terrorism and insurgency represented by Boko Haram terrorist has brought about wanton destruction of lives and properties as well as destabilization and displacement of large population in the Northeast".

The president slammed some community leaders for not reining in the secessionists.

"We are now witnessing gradual return of IDPS to their respective ancestral home of their abode. I am proud of Nigeria but ashamed of Muhammadu Buhari!", wrote on his Facebook page.

The president, aided by topmost dignitaries, and the Shehu of Borno, cut the 57th anniversary cake.

Heads of security establishments present during the President's visit include the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.

The Director General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, was also at the ceremony.

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