Benin - Pastor Kennedy Ajakaye of Church of God Mission, said he was impressed by the speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari during his swearing in in Abuja on May 29.
Ajakaiye said the statement "I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody", made by Buhari showed that the president was willing to rule without bias or favouritism.
He said in Benin on Sunday the President made it clear that he will be a president to all Nigerians and not to a particular party of certain individuals.
"He also said he will fight insurgency in the country. I am happy with the statement and praying God to help him do so," he said.
On relocating the military command centre from Abuja to Maiduguri, Ajaakaye said "the president is a retired military officer and he should know how best to face such challenges.
"Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is a civilian and was never a military officer, so Buhari will be able to show professionalism in tackling the Boko-Haran insurgency in the country," he said.
A Consultant Public Health Physician, Dr Alex Okoh, Central Hospital Benin, said, "it is a good speech, we are praying for him to have the will to execute it.
"We have been hearing many good speeches delivered by previous administrations but they did not fulfil their promises," he said.
Okoh also said that the president’s decision to handle fuel and power problems immediately and make others longer term projects was okay.
He said the President cannot tackle all the issues at the same time.
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Edwin Obaseki, a business man, said that relocating the military command centre to Maiduguri would not necessary combat the Boko Haram insurgency.
"Such move would make more sophisticated insurgency groups to attack the country."
He said the relocation would also make southern Nigerians believe that he wants to take all the sensitive sectors to the north.
He, however, commended the President's decision to immediately tackle the fuel and power problems in the country.
He also commended the President's determination to sanitise the public service, adding that it would reduce corruption and create a better attitude towards work.
Destiny Ekohose, Masters Student in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Benin, said she was happy about the President’s decision to create employment for youths via agriculture, solid minerals and mining and small and medium scale enterprises.
She advised the new government to concentrate on marketing and processing of agricultural produce, re-introduction of farm settlements for youths and granting loans at low interest rates to grow enterprises.
Ekohose also commended the President’s decision to fine tune the Amnesty Programme, saying that it should extend to other oil producing states in the Niger Delta.