The President of the Federal Republic Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari has commended the effort of his government in the country. After the Inauguration of the Owerri-Orlu road on Tuesday, a stakeholders meeting was held in the Imo State Government house in Owerri during which president Buhari commended his regime.
“This administration has done extremely well. I had to say it because those who are supposed to say it are not doing so. I don’t know why,” President Buhari said. He mentioned that despite the fact that they met little resources in the country, they have still been able to do a lot.
President Buhari sang the praises of his administration while expressing how much they have been able to displace the Boko-Haram Terrorist group that held the North-East captive for a long period. He complimented the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma.
He also lamented on the deterioration of the state of infrastructure in the country had how his administration had to do a lot because the past administrations including that of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo did not do their part well.
Between 1999 and 2015 when we came in, I would like people to check the Central Bank and the NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Company), the average production was 2.1 million barrels per day. Nigeria was earning at this time 2.1 million times but look at the state of infrastructure, look at the road…look at the railway, it was virtually killed. Power, we are still struggling. “But when we came, unfortunately, the militants were unleashed, production went down to half a million bpd.”
He also said, “Look at the problem in the North-East, check with anybody from Borno or Adamawa, how many local governments were in the hands of the government and how many were in the hands of Boko Haram? Fraudulent people, whoever they are, are fraudulent! But now, go and ask the hard-working governor of Borno State, a very hard-working governor. The Federal Government is in charge now.
“In terms of time and resources, this administration has done extremely well. I have to say it because those who are supposed to say it are not saying it. I don’t know why.”