- Former President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he approved the naira redesign policy
- Buhari stated that he is unfazed by the criticism about his administration as he revealed that he tried his best
- He also stated that governing Nigerians is not easy, emphasising that Nigerians think they know better than those in government
Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil society, courts, and metro
Ex-President Muhammadu Buhari has finally opened up on the controversial Naira redesign policy that plunged the country into a cash crunch crisis.
In his first interview since leaving office six months ago, Buhari explained that he endorsed the controversial naira redesign policy to protect his integrity and emphasise that there are no shortcuts to success.
He credited divine intervention for his 2015 election victory and defended the criticised naira policy by stating that Nigeria, an underdeveloped country, faced challenges with materialism.
In a recent interview with the state-owned Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Buhari expressed that governing Nigerians is challenging because they are often reluctant to follow the right course of action.
“God gave me the opportunity to serve my country, but I did my best. But whether my best was good enough, I leave for people to judge."
Buhari dismisses criticism against his administration
He emphasised that Nigerians tend to believe they know better than those in leadership positions.
When asked about the integrity of individuals within his government during his eight-year tenure, the former president dismissed the criticism, attributing it to the critics' issues and questioning their efforts in combating corruption at their levels.
Regarding the Ethiopian/Nigerian Air incident at the end of his administration, Buhari admitted a shortcoming in giving people a free hand to do their work.
Overall, he expressed contentment with his post-presidential life and maintained that he did not miss anything about being in government.
Court sends Emefiele to Kuje Prison, gives reason
The embattled ex-CBN governor will remain in prison until November 22, 2023, when the court will decide on his bail motion.
This was according to Friday's judgment delivered by Justice Hamza Muazu of the High Court in Abuja.
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