Buhari Gives Govt Pass Mark, Says ‘We’ve Not Done Too Badly’
Amidst growing allegation of non-performance, President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said that, considering the condition in which his administration met the country, allegedly without savings and the economy vandalised, “we have not done too badly.”
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving some members of the Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation, led by Mr. Charles Sylvester.
Buhari noted that Nigeria was gifted with tremendous human and natural resources, but regretted that past leaders failed to capitalise on the nation’s resources to improve the lot of Nigerians.
“Failure of some of the leadership we had in the past led to our not being able to capitalise on resources to improve the lot of the people,” the President said.
He added that those he described as wicked people plundered the country, “and kept Nigerians poor.”
Buhari said the damage done to the Nigerian economy in the years of plunder was massive, and that government was doing its best to recover some of the loot.
He however admitted that it was impossible to identify and recover all.
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