Nigerians will decide who succeeds me in 2023 – Buhari


Agency report

President Muhammadu Buhari has again reiterated that his administration remains committed to ensuring a free, fair and transparent 2023 general election.

Buhari said this on Monday while responding to questions from journalists after he joined other Muslims to observe the Eid-el-Fitr prayers at the Mambilla barracks parade ground in Abuja.

When asked who he would like to hand over power to, Buhari said: “the person that Nigerians elect”.

Speaking on insecurity, the president said his administration would continue to work to make Nigeria secure for citizens.

He also charged the heads of security agencies in the country to rise up to their responsibilities, and go after the terrorists troubling the nation.

“We’ll continue to make the environment secure, especially when the rainy season is coming, so that farmers can go back to their farms and we won’t have problem of food security,” he said.

“Heads of the services — army, navy, air force, the inspector-general of police and so on — are very much aware of the situation. It’s their duties to know where the terrorists are and eliminate them”, he said.