The governorship and state assembly elections will take place on March 11 and, according to Buhari, his administration has taken steps to ensure that they are credible, transparent, and fair.
So, he urged people to “back Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s new administration so that Nigeria can continue to be the continent’s light of hope and prosperity and an example for other African countries to imitate.”
The president continued by recognizing the admirable contributions made to Nigeria’s progress by Nigerians living abroad.
He continued by saying that his administration had approved a National Diaspora Policy and had worked closely with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) to create programs for involving Nigerians living abroad so that they could serve as “ambassadors” and do their part to advance their native country.
Yakubu Ahmed, the Nigerian ambassador to Qatar, commended Buhari in his speech for holding the successful presidential and national assembly elections on February 25, 2023.
He asserts that the procedure has demonstrated how robust Nigeria’s democracy is while wishing for equally fruitful elections for governor and state legislature.
Since the two countries diplomatic relations were established in 2013, Ahmed briefed the president that Nigeria and the State of Qatar had maintained a cordial bilateral relationship.
The ambassador estimates that there are currently 7,000 Nigerians living in Qatar who are actively working in a variety of fields.
“I’m proud to inform you, Your Excellency that majority of our nationals in Doha are professionals who have excelled in their chosen careers, playing critical roles in healthcare, safety, oil and gas, aviation, construction, among other sectors,” he added
Dr. Arabo Ibrahim, a senior consultant obstetrician and gynecologist, spoke on behalf of the Nigerian community in the nation and said he had every reason to congratulate the president, especially for restoring calm in the north-eastern region of Nigeria.
“Our people were chased out of Mubi in Adamawa State by Boko Haran terrorists, peace is back.
”Now we go there and sleep peacefully. There is a lot of food now. People from the neighboring countries even come to buy food in Nigeria,” he added.
Prof. Akintunde Akinade, another community member, praised President Buhari for overseeing “one of the best” voting processes. Elections have been held frequently, so we are all familiar with the issues.
”This is an election where money has taken a back seat. We’re very grateful to see what has happened this time in the presidential election.
”Thank you for bringing sanity to the country and the electoral process. We wish that this would continue.”
He praised the president equally for the nation’s infrastructure revolution, his fight against corruption, maintaining Nigeria’s unity, and his well-known campaign for democracy in Africa.
“I really want to thank you for your unwavering critique of African Presidents that really want to stay in office forever. I wish you a well-deserved rest,” he added.