Ahead of the inauguration of the President-elect and governors on May 29, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has urged Nigerians to start building support and provide an enabling environment for the incoming government to thrive.
Gambari made the call in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital, while briefing newsmen following a visit to Gov. Atiku Bagudu and Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar.
“I am here on a private visit to see the governor and His Royal Highness, the Emir of Gwandu. Because we are coming to the end of this administration.
”I am here to appreciate them for their support, prayers and also making a point that elections are now over.
“We should now be building support and enabling environment for the incoming administration so that they could build up on the positive record of President Buhari in all the major priorities his administration focused on.
“Above all, for being the one that conducted and supervised the free and fair 2023 general elections that produced these results”.
Speaking on the legacy Buhari will be leaving behind, Gambari noted that apart from the free and fair elections he conducted, the country’s people would remember him for his fight against corruption and agricultural revolution, which has started making Nigerians eat what they are producing.
”Among other legacies, we have diversified the economy. We are now producing what we are eating.
“Many States across Nigeria now have various crops they have economic advantage upon, and they are producing it abundantly.
“Except Kebbi State, which stands top among the states because the state has made a lot of impact on the agricultural revolution in Nigeria.
“Apart from that, President Muhammadu has constructed a lot of road kilometres, fighting corruption. These are the legacies he will be leaving behind.
“Above all, he supervised a free and fair election and he congratulated the winners including states where the ruling party did not win”, he said.