President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed his administration, stressing that it has done “extremely well” however, those who should have praised his government for its accomplishments haven’t done so.
“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. I don’t know why,” the President said in Owerri, the Imo State capital when Governor Hope Uzodimma hosted him after he commissioned some projects by the latter’s government.
Buhari also blamed previous administrations, and the elite, for the state of the nation.
“To be frank, I blame the Nigerian elite for not thinking hard about our country,” the President said.
“Between 1999 and 2015, when we came in, I would like people to check the Central Bank and the NNPC. The average production was 2.1 million barrels per day.”
He claimed that although the nation was earning significantly more at the time, this did not translate into progress.
“Look at the state of infrastructure, look at the road…look at the railway, it was virtually killed. (In terms of) Power, we are still struggling,” he added.
“But when we came in, unfortunately, the militants were unleashed, production went down to half a million BPD.”
The President also defended his handling of the Boko Haram insurgency, stating that local governments in Borno State were previously under the hands of Boko Haram insurgents before he took office in May 2015.