|President Muhammadu Buhari|
President Muhammadu Buhari has said those who should be talking about his administration’s achievements are not.
Buhari said this on Tuesday during a visit to Imo to inaugurate some projects in the state.
He said that given the resources available when his administration came to power, the current government has performed “extremely” well.
“On the issue of insecurity and bandits, the second Niger bridge, if Nigerians want to think about it; Anyway, to be frank with you, I blame the Nigerian elite for not sitting down and thinking seriously about our country,” Buhari said.
“Between 1999 and 2015 when we came, I would like people to check the Central Bank and NNPC. Average production was 2.1 million barrels per day at an average cost of $100 per barrel. So Nigeria was winning at that time 2.1 million times 100 times the number in those years.
“But look at the state of the infrastructure; some of the routes from the good old days of PTFs. Look at the railroad; he was practically killed. Power, we are still struggling.
“But when we arrived it was an unfortunate incident – south-south activists went wild; production fell to half a million barrels per day. Again, unfortunately, the cost of oil went from $28 to $37.
“Look at the problem in the northeast. Check with anyone in Borno or Adamawa. How many local communities were in the hands of the government and how many were in the hands of Boko Haram? Damn cheats, whoever they are; they are fraudulent.
“But now go ask the hardworking governor of Borno State – a very hardworking governor. The federal government is now in charge.
“So in relative terms of time and resources, this administration has done extremely well. I have to say it because those who are supposed to say it don’t say it. I do not know why.