President Muhammadu Buhari has accused Nigerian elites of harassing his administration despite some of the achievements he has recorded.
The Nation reported that the president made the claim on Saturday, January 30, in Daura, Katsina state at a political gathering.
President Buhari making a speech at a political meeting in Daura, Katsina state. Photo: Buhari Sallau
He said the criticism of his administration does not reflect the true state of affairs in the country.
Buhari asked the elites to consider where Nigeria was when he assumed office in 2015 when assessing his administration.
According to The Cable, the president asked what his predecessors did with the money the country made when oil prices were still high.
“The problem is that I will like especially the elites to please be reflective. When we came, where we were, the resources available from them and the condition of the infrastructure.”
Buhari stated that Nigerian elites prefer to harass his administration with criticisms rather than rating the competence of governance
another news, Buhari has said political aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress will no longer be endorsed from Abuja.
The Cable reported that the president said this on Saturday, January 30, after he revalidated his membership of the APC in his constituency in Daura, Katsina state.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has responded to a recent report putting the country in the position of the second most corrupt in the world.
The government, in a statement signed by the information minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the corruption index by Transparency International is not a true reflection of the efforts of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to tackle the challenge.
The statement made available to Legit.ng on Sunday, January 31, further said the rating of the 2020 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI) would not discourage the government as it would continue to build integrity.