The Northern Elders Forum held the annual pan northern summit of leaders and elders of the region on Monday, October 10, in Kaduna.
The meeting was attended by political and traditional leaders from the northern part.
Speakers at the meeting included the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar and Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.
Here are 6 things the northern leaders said about President Muhammadu Buhari.
1. The northern leaders talked about Boko Haram
“Today we meet in Kaduna in a vastly-improved security atmosphere, with Boko Haram pinned to enclaves.
“President Buhari is our saviour in North east, his coming saw to the degradation of the Boko Haram sect even though they are not yet completely eliminated.”
2. They said Buhari has improved security
“Some will say thank you to President Buhari. We will say, you have delivered on one of your promises, which was to improve our security.”
3. Then, they reminded the president that there was hunger in the land
“We will not join those who say President Buhari should stop reminding us of a past that is haunting us today. But we will join those who remind him daily that hunger is stalking millions of homes.”
4. They also reminded him that life is becoming more difficult by the day
“Inflation is making life difficult by the day. People are losing jobs. Businesses are closing down. Infrastructure is decaying. Young Nigerians are losing hope of being employed. Our hospitals are full of people who suffer mysterious illnesses, and they cannot afford the fees.”
5. The northern leaders have no regret voting Buhari
“Those who are disposed to listen, please, listen; northern votes were not wasted in electing President Buhari.”
6. They are ready to repeat the same thing in 2019
“In 2019, we will also use our votes in a manner consistent with our interests as Northerners. We did not make a mistake in putting up a solid, united front as Northerners in spite of our ethno-religious differences.”
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