It is nearly 730 days since the All Progressives Congress took over governance, forcing the Peoples Democratic Party feel what it means to be in opposition.

But within the period, the nation has experienced its worst economic crisis, with inflation rate increasing by over 18% and several job losses recorded in the aviation, banking and manufacturing sectors.

But the presidency still believes that Muhammadu Buhari is fulfilling his campaign promises to Nigerians.

Particularly in stimulating the economy for job creation, anti-corruption campaign and security of lives and property. 

A spokesman for the President, Mr Femi Adesina, addressed a delegation of Northern Youths Initiative for Peace and Good Governance on Tuesday in Abuja and he wants Nigerians to keep faith with the current administration’s commitment to take "Nigeria to the Promised Land".

"I am glad that majority of Nigerians are still with President Buhari. (Can someone wake me?)

"The excitement and jubilation around the country that greeted his return to Nigeria recently is a clear testimony of the love, confidence and belief which Nigerians have in his leadership.

"We are witnessing a positive turn around in the economy, agriculture, the fight against corruption, job creation and I am very confident that President Buhari will lead Nigeria to the Promised Land before the mandate given to him by Nigerians lapses in 2019," he said.

Mr Adesina, who was bestowed with the Sardauna Leadership Award, 'Icon of Societal Transformation', commended the Group for the honour.

He said that he was motivated to serve in government because of the personality and integrity of President Buhari.

In his remarks, the President of the Northern Youths Initiative, Comrade Muhammadu Abubakar described Adesina as an exemplary leader.

"You are a Goldfish that has no hiding place.

"We northern youths, under the aegis of Northern Youth Initiative for Peace and Good Governance honour you as Garkuwan Matasan Arewa (the shield of Northern Youths).

"For your invaluable contributions to the country and inspiring role to the upcoming generation," he said.