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I’m bothered more about security, economy than 2019 polls, Buhari tells UK PM

• Seeks more investments in Nigeria

• May pledges support for rescue of abducted schoolgirls 

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said he was more bothered about the security and economy of the country than the 2019 general elections.

He was speaking yesterday in London during a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May. “We campaigned on three major issues, to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption. We have elections next year, politicians are already pre-occupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy,” Buhari told May.

Security, the economy and fight against corruption constitute Buhari’s three-prong focus.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who is on the president’s entourage in London, in a statement, said “the three-pronged focus of the current administration resonated through the conversation, as President Muhammadu Buhari held a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister, Theresa May on Monday at 10, Downing Street, London.”

Buhari further recalled that Nigeria and Britain have a long history of cooperation on several fronts. He said: “People ought to know how they arrived where they are, if they would move forward. It was a mistake for us to have stopped the teaching of history as a subject in schools, but we are returning it to the curriculum now.”

The President commended British companies like Unilever, Cadbury, and many others, “who have stood with Nigeria through thick and thin. Even when we fought a Civil War, they never left.

“But like Oliver Twist, we ask for more investments. We are encouraging more British companies to come to Nigeria. We appreciate the support you have given in training and equipping our military, particularly in the war against insurgency, but we want to also continue to work with you on trade and investment,” Buhari declared.

Adesina said May was particular about abduction of young schoolgirls by Boko Haram, noting that Britain would continue to give Nigeria the needed assistance. The Prime Minister said the Buhari administration has “been making good progress on the economy,” and urged it to maintain the focus, despite approaching elections, and increase in political activities.

On education and climate change, May said: “Good grounding in education is good. It is important to equip young people for today’s world. It is also a good bastion and defence against modern slavery.

The issue of the environment and climate change is very important, because of its impact on many countries in the Commonwealth. Stability at home is important, to curb illegal migration.”

According to Adesina, May commended Buhari for the much he has been doing on improving trade and business for Nigeria, and noted that it was also time to boost intra-Commonwealth trade.

Buhari also briefed May on the developments in the field of agriculture, stressing that it has put the nation firmly on the road to food self-sufficiency.

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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 17th April 2018 at 7:09 am

    The fraudulent criminal tout parading himself as Buhari should be more worried about the ongoing Revolution War of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world, than the so-called 2019 which only the Sword decides if it will come, if the fraudulent criminal political name Nigeria will exist in this natives territory in 2019, if the dead fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates will exist in this natives territory in 2019, if the fraudulent criminal tout parading himself as Buhari will exist in this natives territory in 2019- only the Sword decides in this climax of the ongoing Revolution War of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world. So should those who employed the fraudulent criminal tout parading himself as Buhari, be worried, so should their complicit and master- the British bandits be worried. It is over for the dead fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates in this natives territory. It is over for the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria in this natives territory. It is over for the enemy’s brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. in this natives territory. It is God given Liberation, it is God given Freedom which must be defended with the Sword in this climax of the ongoing Revolution War of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world. God Is With Us!!!

  2. eb 17th April 2018 at 9:15 am

    we are tired of empty talk, we want actions. we are tired of innocent souls being killed like rat everyday day by day. PMB, please move your words with action, you are a retired military man with respect, i wonder why you behave like a civilian person or is it anything you are affraid of. everyday killing here, killing there, enough of all this talk. whether you are concern about second term or not, that is not our business, complete the first term with good image and let this killings stop, the tears of the innocent will not allow you to have peace except you do something and let the world see it. God bless Nigeria

  3. Emmanuel Chukwuma Umeh 17th April 2018 at 9:39 am

    Integrity and democractic transparent wisdom, clearly demands a definite transparency and honesty in every respect!

    President Buhari, from every indication, is not that honest, especially in his political statement!

    If you are not burdered with the 2019 Presidential election, why do you then declared your running intention in the first place?

    You should clearly and objectively note that the useful leadership age, from every indication, is not on your side anymore, and you have battled and still battling with critical health challenges, among other things!

    If you are reasonably honest to yourself (President Buhari), as claimed man of “Integrity”, you should have known that your age of usefulness in NIGERIA’s leadership, is outrightly expired!

    You are only being a tyrant in NIGERIA to the NIGERIANS, just for your own selfish and self-centered political interests, at the detriment of NIGERIA and the NIGERIANS!

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