We are happy that we are witnessing this day. Our government shall do its best to meet the hopes and aspirations of our people,
address the issues at hand.
put his house in order.
Many are the people, Nigerians and non-Nigerians, dead and alive, that God has used and is still using in the course of my life journey.
We will work to bring an element of stability to the price of oil.
My joy knows no bounds... I will devote all my energy and all the powers available to me to the service of Nigeria and humanity.
any time he chooses to take advantage of it.
Last time I was here there were pillboxes, roadblocks and sandbags on the road from the airport. There is only one set of sandbags this time,
Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today.
I will not say the fact that there are no European Union observers at an election means that it will not be fair and free.
People were expecting us to run before we walk, ... People should be patient with us, bearing in mind that even the (Western) countries that are shouting at the top today about being democracies, it took them time to get there.
We will work to bring an element of stability to the price of oil,
I don't see why anybody should worry,
We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment.
I can assure you that Nigeria is not just the number one item on our agenda. Nigeria is in fact the only item on our agenda.
This government was highly touched by this unfortunate incident, which claimed such a number of lives. The nation is in a state of grief and a state of mourning.
It is unfortunate. Any military takeover anywhere in the world is out of fashion and should be regarded as unfortunate. Any short-circuit of democracy is not in the best interest of the people.
Make no mistake. We face a very difficult job once we get the pomp behind us tomorrow,
Let me make a solemn pledge before all of you, before the whole world and before God, that I will devote all my energy and all I possess in my power to serve the people of Nigeria and humanity.
My gut feelings and my faith tell me that until God shuts a door, no human can shut it.
is a flow out of Plateau. If the governor in Plateau had taken the right steps, there would not have been Kano. You don't deal with symptoms and leave the disease.
It is the destiny of us all to see this day.
We need to negotiate with other groups, unless our objective is to prevent any decision.
I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge that our foreign friends are welcome to join in our endeavor to develop the resources of our country.
What the oil producer gets paid is about 16 percent. The majority of it is tax, which in fairness to the government of this country they have accepted and admitted.