President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said Nigerian elites should judge his administration with fairness.
The President was speaking at the closing of the first-year ministerial performance review retreat which was held in Abuja.
“I want the Nigerian elites, to judge us fairly,” Buhari said, saying that his administration has done more for the country with less resources.
He said the average production of oil in the country, from 1999 to 2014, was 2.1 million barrels per day sold at an average price of $100.
“When we came, it collapsed to $37, $38 per barrel, you know it. And the militants attacked the administration, and the production went down to half a million barrels per day.
“I want you to please have a rethink, what was the condition of the infrastructure then, in spite of those earnings. The roads, the rail is dead and there was no power, up till now no power; where does the money go?”
The President said he was “doing his best” to fight corruption by “trying to follow the system” in contrast to his brief military regime in 1984 when he arbitrarily rounded up politicians, threw them in jail, and required them to prove their innocence.
Now “I’m being called ‘baba go slow’,” he said.
Earlier, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said there is no way Nigerians can survive with the hike in the cost of fuel and electricity.
PDP added that the hike will worsen the situation in the last five years, where compatriots are resorting to suicide, slavery mission abroad as well as selling off their children as options.
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