By Mohammad Ibrahim
Kaduna (Nigeria) – President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agents attached to him to respect and obey traffic regulations during his movements.
In a statement released by his media team in Abuja, Buhari said abiding by the law would be the guiding philosophy of his administration.
He added that without leadership by example, the ordinary citizens would become copycats of the lawlessness of their leaders.
Buhari said arrogance of power, lawlessness and disregard for rights and convenience of fellow citizens would have no place in his government.
“for leaders to inspire respect, they must obey the laws of country, knowing that when leaders treat the country’s laws with contempt, they might send the wrong message to the citizens.
Buhari lamented a situation in which fellow citizens are punished at traffic points and public roads because of the “arrogant lawlessness of the leaders”.
He said in a democracy, leaders should not inflict inconveniences and other unbearable ordeals on the citizens for their own comfort.
The president-elect advised his military and police security personnel to be in tune with his philosophy of “bringing the rule of law in the conduct of leaders during their movements on public roads”.