- Atiku has said he is proud of the work ex-President Obasanjo and himself did between 1999 and 2007
- The former vice president said Nigeria paid off her entire foreign debt while maintaining an unprecedented 6% annual GDP growth during the period
-Atiku's words appear to be a response to President Buhari's statement blaming his predecessors for Nigeria's woes
Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has boasted about the achievements recorded by the ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration.
Obasanjo and Atiku served as Nigeria's president and vice president respectively between 1999 and 2007.
In a tweet posted via his official Twitter handle @atiku, on Friday, October 2, Atiku said their administration cleared off Nigeria's entire foreign debt and recorded 6% annual GDP growth.
"Between 1999 and 2007, Nigeria paid off her entire foreign debt while maintaining an unprecedented 6% annual GDP growth. Those were periods of national restoration, and I am very proud of the work President Obasanjo and I did for this nation we care so much for. Facts don't lie."
Though the vice-president did not mention President Muhammadu Buhari, his tweet appears to be a response to the president's statement blaming his predecessors, Obasanjo, Umar Yar’Adua, and Goodluck Jonathan for ‘near destruction of Nigeria’.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Atiku joined several other Nigerians to speak about the state of the nation as Nigeria celebrated its 60th Independence Day on Thursday, October 1.
The former vice president in his independence anniversary message called on the federal and state governments to release all political prisoners.
He disclosed this in a series of tweets shared on his official page. According to him, Nigeria's future depends on the commitment of everyone to a common destiny.
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