From Bello Wakili (Abuja)
President Muhammadu Buhari says the stability of the country is of paramount interest to him and that the Federal Government will continue to work towards it despite the actions of a few people.
Receiving a delegation of Borno and Yobe Elders Forum on a courtesy call, President Buhari attributed the upheavals in some parts of the country to a few people with resources and influence, assuring that they will be identified and dealt with in due course.
President Buhari noted the request for the upgrade and development of infrastructure in Borno and Yobe States, saying that he would prioritise development in education.
He expressed appreciation to the leaders for coming to terms with the positive improvement that had occurred in the states since the inception of the administration.
Earlier, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State said the leaders called on the President to thank him for the tremendous improvement of security in their states and to intimate him with some of the prevailing socio-economic conditions.
He said the elders forum would want the President to continue oil exploration in the Chad Basin, which was initiated when he was the Minister of Petroleum in the 70s, and the recharging of the Lake Chad, which he is passionate about.