In preparing for the deal day ‘May 29’, President Muhammadu Buhari has promised once again not to let Nigerians down, saying he is conscious of the weight of responsibility on his shoulders.
Buhari who made the remarks at the daily Tafsir (Quranic interpretations) marking the month of Ramadan fast at the State House Mosque, promised to provide effective and result-oriented leadership, which safeguards and ensures a better life for citizens.
In a statement, presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said Buhari stated that the reality of his office weighed heavily on his mind at all times, and would keep working to ensure there is improved life for every Nigerian.
The statement added that the president said he knew what to do, and would not fail Nigerians.
It also said Buhari expressed gratitude to all Nigerians for the opportunity to serve a second term in office, promising that their expectations by giving him the mandate would be met.
“The expectations of Nigerians will be met. I will not let them down. I will continue to do my best,” he said.
Shehu also said the president reiterated his earlier message on the occasion of Ramadan to Nigerians that discipline should be the watchword of every citizen.
He also said Buhari advised citizens to use the fasting period to reflect on their lives and be more constructive and purposeful by promoting harmony, adding that the fasting period also provides good opportunity for charity.
Furthermore, Shehu said the Chief Imam of the Mosque, Sheik Abdulwaheed Sulaiman, in his remarks, thanked God for the last general election, calling for repentance and prayers on security challenges confronting the nation.
“Sheik Abdulwaheed Sulaiman gave thanks to Almighty Allah for allowing the general election to take place peacefully throughout the country.
“He called for repentance and prayers to avert the current security challenges confronting the nation. He said the security incidents are a test from God,” the statement added.