Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari says the country desires peace, security, prosperity, inclusiveness and infrastructural development as it enters its election year.

Its citizens according to him deserve a nation they can be proud of, "a country that can hold its own among the nations."

In a New Year broadcast on Tuesday, Mr. Buhari admitted that the country has had challenges in security, economic, political, social sectors.

"But we are resolved to combat and overcome them all," he said.

The President appreciated the support of citizens in previous years, hoping for same in 2019 and beyond.

"I hope you will renew the mandate you overwhelmingly gave us in 2015, for another term," Buhari said.