President Muhammadu Buhari has again reviewed the 16-year administration of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and declared that he inherited nothing from the party.
He said that both the treasury and other sectors of the economy were in shambles when he assumed office on May 29, 2016.
Buhari said that despite the deplorable state of the economy, all patriotic Nigerians will reap from his ongoing reforms, adding that they have nothing to fear in the fight against corruption as he will always ensure justice and fairness to all concerned.
The President spoke to journalists on Monday after attending prayers to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State where he is observing this year’s Eid holidays.
Buhari vowed that those who abuse public trust would face justice, in addition to returning their stolen assets to the nation’s coffers.
He thanked Nigerians for supporting the Federal Government’s policies, programmes and actions aimed at improving security, revamping the economy and curbing corruption.
The President expressed enthusiasm on the prospects of sufficient food for the rest of the year, saying: “We should thank God for this year; the report I’m getting, which is very pleasing, is that we will have a bumper harvest.”
On other national issues, he said: “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.
“Nigerians can see what we have done on the Boko Haram insurgents and what we are doing to resolve the problem in the Niger Delta.
“Before the elections, we identified three major problems confronting our country. The first is security; we need to sufficiently secure our country to manage it well.
“The second is the economy, especially jobs for the youths and fighting corruption which is continuous.
“For the youths, graduates and non-graduates who are interested in agriculture, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is doing something to provide employment for them,” he said.
The President is expected back in Abuja after the two-day public holidays today.
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