President Muhammadu Buhari has hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) again, dismissing its 16 years in power as extremely wasteful and of no importance. He alleged that the previous governments of Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan, left no inheritance for his administration.
Buhari stated this yesterday, September 12, as he spoke to journalists in his Daura hometown after the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations, through a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Shehu Garba. This makes it the second time within two days the president is making efforts to explain the nation’s economic recession that has imposed harsh economic conditions on the vast majority of Nigerians.
‘‘I want Nigerians to realise that what this government inherited after 16 years of the PDP government was no savings, no infrastructure, no power, no rail, no road and no security”.
Consequently, he begged Nigerians for more time to repair the damage of the past.
His message was nevertheless, not all gloomy as he gave a heart-warming report of progress being made in the agriculture sector, promising that a bumper harvest was in the offing this year. He also expressed gratitude to Nigerians for supporting Federal Government’s policies, programmes and actions aimed at improving security, revamping the economy and combating corruption.
Continuing, the president gave further reports on his campaign promises to secure the country and fight corruption and gave himself a pass mark. In addition, Buhari said he was committed to delivering on his campaign pledges, adding that his economic revival policies were aimed at creating jobs, especially for the youths, with agriculture as his core route to overcoming unemployment.
“For the youths, graduates and non-graduates, who are interested in agriculture, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the CBN, is doing something to provide employment for them.”
On his star programme, corruption, he said: “We will ensure justice and fairness for all,” even as he swore that all those who had abused public trust would not only be brought to book but would also be made to return their loot to the national treasury.