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2023: I will handover to new president May 29 – Buhari assures Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has again, reiterated his commitment to handing over the reigns of leadership to an elected president on May 29, 2023.

Buhari made the vow on Monday, December 5, 2022, while hosting the Minister of National Education, Pre-School and Sports of the Kingdom of Morocco, Shakib Ben Musa, at the State House, Abuja, as the Special Envoy of King Mohammed the VI.

In a statement issued on his behalf by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari insisted that his term in office would end on that day in line with constitution and handing over to an elected president is sacrosanct.

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The President who commended the Moroccan government for playing a key role in his administration, said he would study the message sent to him by King Mohammed and respond accordingly.

He also gave assurances at that he would continue to cherish and strengthen the very warm and cordial relations between the two countries.

Meanwhile, the federal government has condemned the opposition parties over what it described as “increasing tendency” by some of them to downplay the achievements of the Buhari-administration, in their quest for power, ahead of the 2023 elections.

The government, which particularly picked on the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar identified him as ‘’the worst offender’’ in this regard, arguing that if anyone would accuse the APC-led government of doing nothing, it should not be Atiku.

At the same time, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has disclosed that in line with President Buhari’s directive to actively collaborate with the private sector to create a large number of well- paying jobs for the Nigerian youths, the ministry had increased the number of jobs created from 8,882 in 2019 to over 16,648 in 2022.

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