Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to bring positive change to Nigeria as the next president of the country. However, he is urging Nigerians not to expect miracles to happen immediately he assumes office, as change will happen over time.
Buhari made the statements during a BBC interview, which was obtained by NPR.
Here are excerpts:
We are asking Nigerians for their cooperation. They shouldn’t expect miracles to happen a couple of months after we’ve taken over because the destruction took so many years – 16 years of the ruling party’s rule of this country.
Speaking on the Boko Haram insurgency, he said: For five, six years, the Nigerian enforcement law agencies, including the military, couldn’t secure 14 local governments. How can I promise miracles when I come? But with the cooperation of our neighbors Cameroon, Chad, Niger and the international community, and the commitment we are going to get from the military, I think it will take us a much shorter time to deal with it.