Monday, 7th May, 2018 witnessed a new chapter in the history of good governance in Nigeria the # I Stand With Buhari Movement (ISWB) unveiled and inaugurated 774 young Nigerians as Local Government coordinators.
The event which held at Nigerian Air Force (NAF) conference centre, had in attendance eminent Nigerians from all walks of life. Among the guests were the Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, Wife of the President, represented by former deputy governor of Plateau state, Pauline Tallen among other special guests.
In his speech, the convener of the ISWB movement, Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu said that the event was to stand behind a man whose integrity, character and honour has been unwavering through the years.
He also encouraged Nigerians to be more united despite ethnic and religious differences. He formally unveiled the movement “Handshake Across The Nation” which seeks to unite all Nigerians irrespective of their social, economic, ethnic or religious differences. He further reiterated that unity of purpose and peace in the country would greatly help move the country to greater heights.
All 774 local government coordinators thereafter took a pledge to faithfully carry out their duties and emulate the sterling qualities of our great leader, President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu in his speech said he took a conscious decision to stand with Buhari because of the excellent values and integrity the man possessed.
The event also featured cultural performances, comedy and various forms of entertainment.
The Wife of the President, Hadjia Aisha Buhari, while delivering her speech said “I urge all Nigerians to make a pledge to make a personal pledge to themselves and the nation to always do things the right way. This will come unfortunately with its set of challenges from individuals and groups who do not love this country but I encourage you to stand firm for great progress can never be achieved without opposition.”
She further said “I stand with Buhari not because he is my husband but because it is the right thing to do.”
This inauguration will be followed closely by other programs as organized by the organization among them are the HAND SHAKE ACROSS THE NATION and THE SOUTH EAST SUPPORT PRESIDENT BUHARI MARCH.
Dwight Eisenhower, former US President once said “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office”.
Notable among President Buhari’s anti-corruption giant strides is the adoption of the Treasury Single Account which has saved Nigeria hundreds of billions of Naira that would have otherwise frittered away into the personal accounts of a few Nigerians. This is highly commendable to say the least. Indeed, President Buhari deserves some accolades!
The ISWB movement aside standing with Buhari, a man with honour character and integrity seeks to unite all Nigerians across various age groups and ethnic nationalities to place this great country in its rightful place in the comity of nations.
We have been subjected to corrupt leadership where a huge chunk of our resources have been used for the benefit of a few individuals to enrich themselves at the expense of the masses.
The time to take a stand is now. Let us stand with our great leader to lead us to greater heights.
We have no other country but Nigeria. Therefore we call on all well-meaning Nigerians to join the noble movement and save our dear country from the forces that seek to destroy it.
God Bless ISWB!
God Bless President Muhammadu Buhari!!
God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!
WE STAND WITH A MAN OF HONOR,CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY.