The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on Thursday, in Seoul, South Korea, reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to stabilising the country’s democratic system.
Speaking during his meeting with the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Mr Kim Jin-Pyo, on the sidelines of the World Bio Summit 2022, the President declared that the successes achieved in the recent off-season elections in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun States, confirmed that Nigerians have approved the democratic form of government.
“We are proud that our patriotic people are given the right to choose who will govern and represent them in the various legislative houses at state and federal levels,” he said.
Recalling his political journey dotted with several attempts and court cases to clinch the Presidency, the Nigerian leader praised the introduction of technology, especially the use of Permanent Voter’s Cards for his eventual success at the polls, while noting that the diversities introduced by the colonial history of Nigeria unlike in Korea, have not made governance easy.
Declaring that Nigeria is trying to be self-sufficient in many areas due to her huge population so that she can be of help to other countries in the sub-region as well, Buhari affirmed that good education and health are “very critical and fundamental to our state of development.”