- Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, October 1, said that his administration has achieved greatly in the last six years
- Buhari said his government has been able to solve some of the problems he inherited from his predecessors in office
- According to him, his achievements have surpassed what Jonathan, Yar'Adua and Obasanjo achieved while in office
Legit.ng reports that the president said this on Friday, October 1, in his nationwide broadcast to Nigerians to mark the nation’s 61st Independence.
Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan were Buhari’s predecessors.
According to him, a lot has been achieved in the last six years of his administration on many fronts.
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He said his critics misdiagnose incremental progress as stagnation.
“Since coming to power, this administration has tackled our problems head-on in spite of the meagre resources.
"No government since 1999 has done what we have done in six years to put Nigeria back on track. We shall continue to serve the country: listen to all and protect our democracy and country."
Nigerians react as President Buhari calls for unity as the country clocks 61
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following President Muhammadu Buhari's call for unity in the country, many Nigerians took to social media to react to his statement.
It was reported that while many people blamed him for the current state of unity in the country which is at its lowest point, others praised him for doing a good job to bring the country together.
A Facebook user, Mathew Obisesan, said there cannot be independence without freedom of speech, justice, equal right, protection of lives and property of the people by the state as the core essence for the social contract and sustainable growth.
President Buhari finally lifts ban on Twitter
In a related report, barely four months after the suspension of the operations of the microblogging site, Twitter, in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, October 1, said he had directed a conditional lifting of the ban.
The president disclosed this in his nationwide broadcast to Nigerians to mark the nation’s 61st independence.