I Am On The Right Track. Buhari Tells Nigerian Elites

By Ikenga Chronicles December 7, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, December 6 reiterated that his administration is on the right track despite the biting economic recession hovering all over the nation.

The President, according to the statement made available to newsmen by his Spokesman Garba Shehu stated this in Dakar, Senegal while speaking with a group of Nigerians in the Diaspora on the sideline of the 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security.

This came as pressure has continued to mount on the president over failing power supply, nose-diving naira,comatose economy, renewed Niger Delta Militants’ attack, Pro-Biafra agitators, unending Boko Haram attack and the political realignment ahead of 2019.

Recall that the former Governor of the Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) and Emir Of Kano, His Royal Highness Sanusi Lamido, former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo among others have recently criticized Buhari’s economic policies.

Buhari urged the Nigerian elite to stop mounting pressure on him and making expensive demands from his government maintaining that things can no longer be done the old way. He added that his administration was on the right track to improve the image of the country by entrenching transparency and probity in governance.

‘’The last 16 years of poor handling of the nation’s resources and infrastructure have continued to impact negatively on the country. This administration is pleased we won the election, we are pleased Nigerians are cooperating with us. But the problems are so enormous that we need the cooperation of Nigerians, particularly the elite.”

“They [elite]should reflect on the condition of the country, and stop making expensive demands because things cannot be done the old way’’ Buhari said.

On the welfare of Nigerians in the Diaspora, Buhari assured them that the Federal Government will continue to promote good neighbourliness and improve the perception of Nigerians abroad.

“Nigerians are known for their competitiveness and I am very passionate about Nigeria. I will continue to preach good neighbourliness and work hard to improve the numerous human and material resources in the country’’ he said.

In his remarks, the President of the Nigerian community, Cote D’ Ivoire, Alhaji Adebayo Yahaya, commended the President for his bold and unflinching fight against corruption, saying “Nigerians are praying for your success, don’t relent, do not lose hope, the almighty God is behind you.’’

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