2019: Don’t listen to ’empty barrel elite,’ Lamido of Adamawa tells Buhari

The Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election and not to listen to the call by some “empty barrel Nigerian elite’’ that he should not seek a re-election.
Irked by calls by some notable Nigerians that Buhari should not seek a re-election, Barkindo said on Tuesday, 20/2/2018 in Yola that Buhari had achieved a lot and should proceed to seek a second term.
Buhari who is currently in Yola for a visit, was at the palace of the Lamido to pay homage.
“I am calling you to remain focused, stand firm and don’t listen to the empty barrel Nigerian elite who are calling you not to contest 2019 presidential election.
“They are burying their heads in shame and telling people that Buhari-led government has done nothing,” Barkindo noted.
Thanking the Lamido for his support, Buhari said that he had fulfilled major promises made to electorate during his political campaign.
He said that the fight against corruption and maintenance of peace and security were among the priorities of his administration.
“We appreciate security progress in the North East and the country at large,” he said.
He explained also that economic development had improved, especially in agriculture.
“We are lucky that for the past two years farmers across the country experienced excellent harvests,” Buhari said.
He said that Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Central Bank of Nigeria would continue to support farmers in years to come in order to sustain sufficient national food production and economy growth.
He said he was aware of the abandoned Chochi water and irrigation project in Yola South local government area and explained that no one should be blamed for it. (NAN)

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