President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja said that he hopes that history will be kind to him at the end of his second term in office.
The President made the declaration during the traditional Christmas Day homage of residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) led by the Minister, Mohammed Bello,
The President used the occasion to reaffirm his loyalty to Nigerians, ‘‘I swore to hold this office in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and God willing, I will follow the system diligently to the end of my term and I hope history will be kind to me and Nigerians.’’
The President told the delegation, comprising religious, traditional and political leaders as well top civil servants and members of the press: ‘‘You are our eyes and ears, we have to listen to you and I hope you are encouraging your constituencies that this leadership means well and is concerned about them.’’
‘‘This administration sincerely believes that if you get infrastructure right, most Nigerians will mind their own businesses. They may not even care who is in government.
‘‘But when you deny them infrastructural facilities then there is nothing they can do.
‘‘But I can assure you that I thank Nigerians very much from the bottom of my heart.
‘‘When I travelled to all the 36 states before the elections, what I personally observed and the number of Nigerians that turned up in every State to see and listen to me, are more than what anybody can pay or force.
‘‘What I saw made me believe that the majority of Nigerians understand and sympathize with me.’’
In his remarks, the host Minister said the Christmas Day homage presented an opportunity for FCT residents to thank the President for his unwavering support.