Buhari speaks on election promises, Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said Nigerians in the
areas affected by Boko Haram insurgency are in the best position to
provide correct assessments of the changes that have taken place since
he assumed office in 2015.

Receiving a delegation from King Salman of Saudi Arabia at the
Presidential Villa, President Buhari said his administration was
mindful of the three-pronged promises made to Nigerians before the
2015 elections, assuring that he remained undeterred and focused on
securing the lives and property of all Nigerians.

"From the very time we came until now, we have been able to do our
best, and we remain focused on delivering on our promises," he said.

Buhari told the Saudi Arabian delegation that the priority of his
administration had so far been on securing the country, buoying the
economy and curbing corruption so that Nigerians would start
benefitting from the rich natural and human resources of the country.

The President expressed appreciation to the King Salman Aid and Relief
Centre, and the Saudi Development Fund for providing relief materials,
worth 10 million dollars, to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in
the North East.

In his remarks, the Minister of Defence, Mohammed Dan-Ali said the
delegation from Saudi Arabia had already visited the Ministry of
Defence, Defence Headquarters and taken a tour of IDP camps in
Maiduguri as part of their schedule.

Leader of the Saudi Arabian delegation from King Salman, Nasser Bin
Mutlaq, said the visit and the donation of materials was an extension
of the good relations both countries had shared over the years.

"We are directed to offer materials and food for the displaced persons
in the North East worth 10 million dollars. We have had a field visit
to the places and seen the humanitarian situation ourselves," he

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