Speaking during his campaign in Sokoto, he promised to tap the nation’s mineral resources for the benefit of all.
He also pledged to wage anti-corruption war and ensure the judicious use of recovered funds.
Buhari said: “We will also partner with the state government to boost agriculture; ensure provision of potable water and efficient health care delivery.
“Our concern is to provide better maternal and child healthcare services for the grassroots”, he said.
The Kangiwa square where the campaign was held was jampacked by Buhari’s supporters who swept the venue before the rally. The sweeping was to “cleanse” the square of the effect of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s rally the previous day.
Many, including school children, who took advantage of the work free day declared by the government, thronged the venue in large numbers.
They came as early as 7am.
Buhari pledged to overhaul the security system and give more attention to the military to curb insurgency.
“We will make our security agencies the pride of our survival by ensuring adequate attention is giving to them in terms of welfare and equipment so that we can sleep with our eyes closed”, he said.
Governor Aliyu Wamakko rejected calls by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki for the shift of next month’s election.
He described Dasuki’s call as unwarranted, adding: “APC and Nigerians are ready for the conduct of February elections.”
“It is clear that they are afraid. The rights and wishes of Nigerians must be respected if we are sincere as a democratic nation”.
It took Buhari over five hours to reach Sokoto from Gusau, the Zamfara state capital, where he held a rally the previous day.
The young and the old gathered to catch a glimpse of Buhari and his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The crowd stopped them enroute Sokoto, demanding to be addressed.