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Buhari Has Restored Hope Within 100 Days – Ndume

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BEVERLY HILLS, September 06, (THEWILL) – The Senate Majority Leader, Alhaji Mohammed Ali Ndume, Sunday, said President Muhammadu Buhari, has restored hope to Nigeria within 100 days in office as president.

Noting that Nigeria was already heading towards becoming a failed state before Buhari took over, Ndume noted that the president, as a seasoned administrator, was fully aware of the dangers in taking the wrong decision and coming back few days later to reverse such decision.

“The change that Nigerians have witnessed with the coming on board of President Muhammadu Buhari has really brought hope because Nigerians have gotten to the point of hopeless everyone with me here will agree that Nigerians were virtually at the edge of hopelessness.

“The nation was at a brink of failure as predicted that Nigeria would have been a failed state by 2015. That could have happened if President Buhari did not become the president,” he said.

Ndume, who stated these at a media briefing he hosted to mark the 100 days of President Buhari in office, said the president was only being patient and calculative in order not to pick a minister that he will later drop in few months.

Speaking on Buhari's achievements so far, Ndume said: “The first thing this government did was to bring back the confidence of the Nigerian masses to their leadership. Everybody is having that confidence that Nigeria has a leader they can trust, leader that they expect the desired change from.

“Honestly, the first thing the president addressed is the issue of security and I think that is the most important. First, he ordered the military command to relocate to Maiduguri. Second, he changes the service chiefs and thirdly, he charged them with the responsibility of making sure that this country is secured particularly the Northeast, we are all part of the progress made so far.

“The Nigerian security has made progress in that regard and that was because of Mr. President’s commitment.

“We have seen the president running around the neighbouring countries for them to come and put heads together to address the challenging situation. And we have seen the cooperation we have received from the governments of neighbouring countries and the result coming out from it. We have also seen the president running around and talking to whoever wants to listen in the international communities in terms of looking for support.”

Ndume advised Nigerians to be patient, saying they would soon begin to see Buhari return the country to where it should belong in the comity of nations.