The president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired), on Monday night in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, bragged that his entire estate is domiciled in Nigeria.

Thus he said that Nigerians must remain in their homeland to “save it together.”

“No one can blackmail me. I don’t have a square inch outside of Nigeria and I intend to stay in Nigeria when I retire from public office,” Buhari said at a state banquet organized in his honour.

Special Assistant to the President for Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed this in a statement she signed on Tuesday titled “Buhari: No one can blackmail me for illicit enrichment, and he vows to serve God and Nigeria until his last day in office. .”

According to Buhari, citizens hoping to fight corruption and serve their country must prepare for the worst.

He also claimed to have fulfilled his commitment to Nigerians in his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015, namely to tackle Boko Haram terrorists head-on and courageously and stabilize the country.

“In the Northeast, God has helped us eliminate Boko Haram, the economy has recovered, and some people ask me about the achievements of my promise to fight corruption.

“Well, under this system, fighting corruption is not easy. When I was in the military, as Head of State, I locked up some people because the Constitution says you have to declare your assets, and the people who couldn’t explain the differences in their assets, I locked up.

“In the end, they also locked me up. So if you want to serve this country, you have to be prepared for the worst. But one thing I’m thankful to God for is that no one can blackmail me. I don’t have a square inch outside of Nigeria, and I intend to stay in Nigeria when I retire from civil service,” the president said.

Buhari, for the umpteenth time, walked down memory lane, recounting his journey to the presidency and re-election.

“Between 2003 and 2019 I visited all the local government areas in this country. In 2019, when I ran for reelection, I visited every state, and the number of people who came to see who this Buhari is and was is more than anyone can afford or force.

“So, I thank God that Nigerians have understood me and I promised that I will serve God and Nigerians,” he said.

He praised Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni for taking advantage of the return of peace and security in the state to implement people-oriented projects.

The president also acknowledged the cooperation of Nigeria’s neighbors in the fight against the insurgency, recalling that his first visit outside the country in 2015 was to Niger and Chad, to rally support to deal with the rogue sect.

In his remarks, Governor Buni welcomed the president’s inauguration of flagship projects in the state, including the Yobe International Cargo Airport, the ultra-modern Damaturu market, the Maternal and Child Health Complex at the University Teaching Hospital Yobe State University, the 2600 Estate Housing Center in Potiskum and Damaturu Mega School in New Bra-Bra.

He appealed to the president to approve the acquisition of the Yobe State International Cargo Airport by the Federal Government and the reimbursement of N38bn spent by the state government on the project.

Buni also requested the takeover of the State University Teaching Hospital, including the Maternal and Child Health Complex.

the Police Inspector General, Usman Baba Alkali, who thanked the President for the inauguration of an ultra-modern State Headquarters; the Secondary School of Police, and a Tertiary Police Hospital, ensured that the Police is fully prepared for the General Elections.

Baba said the Force also refined the logistics and manpower mobilization framework and fine-tuned the Electoral Security Operational Action Plan together with the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Armed Forces, the Intelligence Community and other sister security agencies.