The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said though Nigerians may be hungry, the hunger can be managed because President Muhammadu Buhari has created a path out of the hunger.
Tinubu, who eulogised Buhari on Tuesday while speaking at a ceremony to flag off the Kolmani Integrated Development Project (KIPRO) located at the Bauchi and Gombe states’ boundary, described the President as a retired general who came to rescue his country.
President Buhari on Tuesday flagged off the project amid tight security.
KIPRO is the first oil drilling project in Northern Nigeria.
Speaking at the event, Tinubu, a former Lagos governor told President Buhari that history will be kind to him because he took over power when things were gloomy in the country.
Tinubu, however, added that Buhari has created a path to success and prosperity for Nigerians.
Tinubu promised Buhari that he would ‘recharge’ Lake Chad if elected.
The lake which provides water to millions of people in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and the Niger Republic has been drying up.
“Whatever they say in their social media, traditional comments, and write-ups, history will be very kind to you because you are in the class of great retired generals who came to rescue their country,” Tinubu said.
“We may be hungry but we can manage our hunger; we don’t want to kill each other. Today, you gave us a path to prosperity, a path to success.
“The only thing that I may want to exclude and argue about is the West and Europe. They use our coal and fuel to develop their economy and they ask us to be conscious, but I like your answer. We cannot stay hungry and starve to death. We have to take care of ourselves unless they pay compensation to us; that is where we stand.
“Anytime we discuss the lack of food and the challenges of terrorism, you will talk about Lake Chad. Okay, let me assure you, if I’m elected the president, I will recharge Lake Chad.”