- President Buhari has blamed former Nigerian leaders for the troubles the nation is facing
- The president claimed that past administrations from 1999-2015 are responsible for the near destruction of Nigeria
- President Buhari noted that his government has done much better even with fewer economic resources
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President Muhammadu Buhari, in his Independence Day speech, gave his leadership of Nigeria a pass mark in the face of unstable economic resources.
The president claimed that the past governments lacked the courage to make the needed changes he is effecting in the country to save it from total collapse.
Although he did not mention names, President Buhari specifically noted that past administration from 1999 to 2015 (just before he came into power) dragged the nation to what he described as near destruction.
“Those in the previous governments from 1999 – 2015 who presided over the near destruction of the country have now the impudence to attempt to criticize our efforts."
Nigeria's first citizen asserted that the federal government under him has achieved much more than other leaders put together.
The president on Thursday, October 1, hinted on the possible adjustment of the prices of petroleum product in Nigeria.
Directing this point to Nigerians and labour unions that has challenged the recent hike in the price of petrol, President Buhari said that this was a critical decision his administration had to take in the face of a dwindling economy.
He noted that what is expected of a responsible government at such a trying time was to make critical adjustments and sacrifice for the good of the people.
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“In the circumstances, a responsible government must face realities and take tough decisions. “Petroleum prices in Nigeria are to be adjusted.
"We sell now at N161 per litre. A comparison with our neighbours will illustrate the point."
The president boasted that past administration failed to accomplished what his government had achieved even with fewer resources.
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