President Buhari has appealed to Nigerians, especially the elites, to be fair in criticising and judging his administration, noting that his administration is doing its best which he hopes will be good enough.
Buhari said this on Thursday in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja when he received the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, Reverend Yakubu Pam.
According to him, the critics should be reflect on where the nation was before his administration, the resources available to them and what they had done with the available resources. He added that his administration is struggling paying debts, repairing and rebuilding the nation.
“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”, he said.
Giving his administration a score mark on security, Buhari said, “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.”
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Buhari then assured that the welfare of the internally displaced persons IDPs in the nation, especially in the Northern region is very paramount to his administration. “The people in IDP camps, the weak, aged, I feel sorry for the young because this is the time they are supposed to get an education. We must not allow this time to pass because it will never be regained. So we are really interested in what is happening there and we are doing our best,” the President said.
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