The president remarked on Thursday in Daura, Katsina State, where he greeted several governors elected within the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Mr Buhari urged historians and intellectuals to be truthful in recording the administration's history,
"especially in guiding electorate to make right choices of leadership for the country."
President Buhari said it would be regrettable to deceive voters with lies and personal bias, underlining the need of putting the country's bigger interests ahead of other considerations.
â€œFor the time remaining, and for those who have one more term in office based on the provision of the constitution, the elections are important to the parties.
â€œIntellectuals and historians should be fair to us so that those who are looking for leadership positions will not exploit the political ignorance or lack of knowledge of the people,â€™â€™ he said.
â€œWe have done our best and thank God for what we have been able to achieve with the available resources, otherwise we would have been in trouble,â€™â€™ he added.
â€œThe subsequent development in the North West is the most amazing, where people who lived together, spoke the same language and shared common faith started killing each other and rustling cows.
â€œI had to change the security chiefs and we had to get down to the fundamentals of providing security. If you look at the situation in relation to time and resources, you will find out what we have been able to achieve,â€™â€™ the president noted.
Despite the fact that oil prices fell from more than 100 dollars to less than 38 dollars during his presidency, and output decreased from 2.1 million barrels per day to around 500,000 barrels per day, he maintained a lot was accomplished.
Mr Bagudu said:
â€œI drove from Kebbi State to Daura, and stopped to pick the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, and realized that for the eight hours of coming here, we didnâ€™t see more than 10km of land that was not cultivated.â€œIt goes to show that the efforts to improve security is also paying off. Farmers are taking advantage and planting.
â€œWe appreciate the projects the federal government is doing in every state of the country and supporting governors, even those that are not so progressive,â€™â€™ he said.
â€œWe are proud to have you as our leader. Your achievements and ideals are inculcated in all of us,â€™â€™ he noted.
The homage to President Buahri's rural house included Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger, Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun, and Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa States.