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Buhari formally sworn-in as Nigerias President

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Nigerian President, Mohamadu Buhari at the inauguration ceremonies
Nigerian President, Mohamadu Buhari at the inauguration ceremonies

( 29, 2015)-Nigeria`s sworn in President, Mohamadu Buhari, has challenged his compatriots to unite and tackle issues country is being faced with.

President Buhari named the challenges as Boko Haram, power supply and distribution, corruption, kidnapping, youth unemployment, and issues in the Niger Delta.

He described Boko Haram as “mindless, Godless and far from Islam.”

The newly inducted Nigerian Leader also said: “Boko Haram can be defeated, if Nigerians come together to ensure that atrocities committed by the group come to an end.”

He said government will prioritize tackling the militia group that is continuously terrorizing the Nigerian people and other residents.
The Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Army noted that the Nigerian Army will continue to face Boko Haram.

He thanked neighboring Chad and Cameroun, and other African countries as well as the international community for their stance against and support to Boko Haram.
Since 2007, the militia group has reigned terror, including killing and kidnapping across the country.

Boko Haram had said it staged the insurgency, especially in northern Nigeria, because it opposes Western Education in the country and therefore wants to transform the West African nation into an Islamic state.

Last year`s kidnapping of over 200 school girls from Chibouk claimed international attention. President Bohari then called on all Nigerians to unite and share in the increasing prosperity of the country`s wealth. He said he was prepared to listen and bring more prosperity to the oil-rich nation.

The Nigerian President paid tribute to a number of African states, including Liberia, for their efforts in fostering African solidarity and peace.

Mr. Buhari spoke Friday, May 29, 2015 at ceremonies marking his inauguration as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at Eagle Square in Abuja.

The swearing-in ceremony is was attended by a number of African leaders, including Liberia`s Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and western diplomats, including U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry.


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