Buhari tells Nigerians: I'm sorry for the hurt caused by my difficult decisions


President Muhammadu Buhari has made a plea to Nigerians as he prepares to leave office tomorrow on some of the difficult decisions he took that caused pain and suffering for Nigerians.

By promising to leave Nigerians in 2023 in a better state than he found them in 2015, President Buhari has also awarded himself a passing grade.

In addition to saying that he grieved alongside the parents, friends, and family of everyone who lost a loved one as a result of senseless brigandage and carnage, he also voiced his sorrow over the fact that his administration was powerless to free certain youngsters who were still held captive.

These and other points were made in the President's farewell address to Nigerians as he announced his resignation from office after eight years in government.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the president-elect and candidate for president of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was referred to by President Buhari as the finest candidate in his speech.

The outgoing President of Nigeria apologized for his administration's actions that caused suffering for Nigerians and added, "In the course We faced several tough decisions in the process of reviving the economy, the majority of which produced the desired outcomes. I sincerely apologize to my fellow citizens for some of the actions that caused momentary misery, but they were implemented for the sake of the entire nation.

"As of right now, I continue to weep for our children who are being held captive, along with the parents, friends, and family members of everyone who lost a loved one during the era of senseless brigandage and devastation. Our security agencies are working around the clock to ensure the release of everyone held against their will.

"We have made significant progress in our fight to ensure that every Nigerian lives in safety and security. As my period in office comes to an end, we have proven successful in significantly lowering the frequency of banditry, terrorism, armed robbery, and other criminal acts.

As I return to my hometown of Daura, Katsina State, I feel content that we have begun the process of giving Nigeria a second chance by taking the first crucial steps. I am also confident that the incoming administration will speed up this process so that Nigeria may realize its potential as a great country.

"I am confident that when I leave office, Nigeria will be in a better place than it was in 2015."

The address, he added, was his final one as the great and endowed country's democratically elected leader. He expressed profound thanks to God, enormous respect for the Nigerian people, and a tiny sense of fulfillment.

"Today we commemorate and celebrate another orderly transfer of power from one elected government," he remarked. We are moving forward steadily to strengthen and maintain Nigeria's democracy.

"This year's Presidential Elections were the most hotly contested since the founding of the Republic, showing that our democracy is strengthening and becoming more firmly established.

"In order for Nigeria to earn its proper place among nations, we as a nation must incrementally improve and maintain the advances we make in the election process.

"Our democracy supports, permits, and encourages the pursuit of redress for perceived wrongs, allowing those candidates and political parties that disagreed with the outcome to file legal claims.

"Regardless of how the various cases turn out, I implore all parties to accept the court's ruling and work together to create a better Nigeria.

"I applaud the tenacity and fortitude of all the Presidential Candidates and their political parties for placing their trust in our judicial system by taking their complaints on the election results to court.

During the campaigns, we had disagreements but we never disagreed or had any reservations that Nigeria needed to improve. Instead, we disagreed on how to make Nigeria better.

As your president, I implore each of us to use our unique strengths, our unity's strength, and our convictions' convictions to improve Nigeria's functioning as a whole with one spirit and one mission.

I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my brother, friend, and coworker in the political arena for the past 10 years, on realizing his dream of making Nigeria one of the world's leading countries, which was driven by a burning passion.

God has rewarded your efforts because you have certainly worked hard for this day. I am confident in your commitment to excellence, faith in your ability, respect for others' feelings, devotion to equity, fidelity to the nation, and drive to succeed.

With God's help, you would make Nigeria relevant on a worldwide scale as you took our nation to levels higher than those I am departing.

"Nigerians made a good choice in picking you since you are the best candidate out of all the contenders.

In my ambition and dedication to see a Nigeria where public goods and services are available, and accessible inside a united, peaceful, and safe nation, the last eight years have been an amazing experience.

"Dear Nigerians, I began this trip with a lot of hope and anticipation from you because of your overwhelmingly strong support for me and my political party. I never set out to just be politically correct; rather, I wanted to act in a way that would positively affect the lives of ordinary Nigerians.

This lofty hope was not unfounded since, like the average Nigerian, I had grown weary of seeing the nation gradually veer off the righteous road.

Early years

A Fulani family welcomed Buhari into the world on December 17, 1942, in Katsina State. His mother, Zulaihat, was of Hausa and Kanuri heritage, and his father, Mallam Hardo Adamu, was a Fulani chieftain from Dumurkul in Mai'Adua. He bears the name Muhammad al-Bukhari after the Persian Islamic scholar who lived in the ninth century. He is the twenty-third (23rd) child of his father. Buhari was about four years old when his father passed away; he was reared by his mother. He went to Katsina Middle School in 1953, Katsina Primary School in Daura and Mai'adua, and Katsina Provincial Secondary School in Katsina State from 1956 to 1961.

Military Service

Buhari joined in the Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) in 1962 when he was 19 years old. Prior to 1964, the Nigerian government sent cadets who had finished their NMTC preliminary training to mostly Commonwealth military academies for officer cadet training before upgrading the college to an officer commissioning unit of the Nigerian Army and renaming it the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

Buhari received officer cadet training at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England, from 1962 to 1963. Buhari was given his appointment as a second lieutenant and made the Platoon Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in January 1963 when he was 20 years old. Buhari attended the Platoon Commanders' Course at the Nigerian Military Training College from November 1963 to January 1964. Kaduna. He completed the Mechanical Transport Officer's Course at the Army Mechanical Transport School in Borden, England, in 1964 to expedite his military training.[Reference needed]

Buhari led the Second Infantry Battalion from 1965 to 1967 before being named brigade major of the First Infantry Division's Second Sector from April to July 1967. Lieutenant Buhari participated in the counter-revolution in July that removed General Aguiyi Ironsi and replaced him with General Yakubu Gowon following the deadly Nigerian coup d'├ętat of 1966 that ended in the death of Premier Ahmadu Bello.

Buhari was placed in charge of the 1st Division by Lt. Col. Mohammed Shuwa. When the Nigerian Civil War first broke out, the division had temporarily relocated from Kaduna to Makurdi. Sector commanders Martin Adamu and Sule Apollo, who were later replaced by Theophilus Danjuma, supported sector commander Shuwa in dividing the 1st division into battalions and then sectors  The first position Buhari held was that of adjutant and company commander for the Second Sector Infantry of the 1st Division's 2 battalion unit. The 2 battalion was one of the troops that took part in the first military operations of the conflict. With the aid of Gado Nasko's artillery squad, they marched from Gakem near Afikpo to Ogoja. Within a week, they arrived at and took control of Ogoja with the objective of reaching Enugu, the rebel capital, by cutting through the flanks.

For a brief period, Buhari was in charge of the 2nd battalion. He took the battalion to Afikpo, where it joined the 3rd Marine Commando and advanced toward Enugu via Nkalagu and Abakaliki. Prior to the transfer to Enugu, he was sent to Nsukka as Brigade Major of the 3rd Infantry Brigade under Joshua Gin, who was later replaced by Isa Bukar due to combat exhaustion. For a few months, Buhari remained with the infantry as the Nigerian army started to modify the techniques it had learned from its early fighting experiences. The new strategies involved capturing and maintaining communication lines and exploiting conquered towns as training grounds for additional recruits sent in from the rear. army facilities at Zaria and Abeokuta. He was assigned to the 4 Sector in 1968, also known as the Awka sector, which was in responsible of taking over Division 2's seizure of Onitsha. The region of Awka-Abagana-Onitsha, where the sector operated, was crucial to the Biafran army since it was a significant source of food supply. The area where Buhari's group incurred numerous losses while attempting to block the rebels' access for obtaining food supplies along the Oji River and Abagana.

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