President Muhammadu Buhari has said that under his administration, Nigeria is better than he met it five years ago, even when his government has been said to be one of the worst in history by the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere.
President Buhari who said this in a statement yesterday while hosting the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, Reverend Yakubu Pam, pointed out a clear picture of the bad economy, poor infrastructure as well as the security situation in the North-east that plagued the country as at the time he became president on May 29, 2015, and assessing his administration and the positive changes he has brought to the country, President Buhari gave himself a pass mark for a job well done, tasking the elite to be fair in their criticism of his stewardship.
“Those criticising the administration should be fair in terms of reflecting on where we were before we came, where we are now and what resources are available to us and what we have done with the limited resources.
“We had to struggle paying debts, investing in road repairs and rebuilding, to revamp the rail and try to get power. This is what I hope the elite, when they want to criticise, will use to compare notes.”
“On security, especially in the North-east, What was the situation when we came? Try and ask people from Borno or from Adamawa for that matter and Yobe. What was the condition before we came and what is the condition now?
“Still, there are problems in Borno and Yobe, there are occasional Boko Haram problems, but they know the difference because a lot of them moved out of their states and moved to Kaduna, Kano and here (in Abuja). We were not spared of the attacks at a time. The government is doing its best and I hope that eventually, our best will be good enough,” the President said this in a statement by his media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina.