Nigerians will soon appreciate Buhari’s achievements

Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) Bola Tinubu, says majority of President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements are largely unappreciated by Nigerians.

He stated this on Tuesday in a goodwill message he delivered at the ongoing three-day ministerial retreat for Ministers and Permanent Secretaries in Abuja.

The former Lagos state governor, who made a case for the president, said Nigerians should understand that Buhari inherited insecurity and other challenges from the previous government.

Tinubu, while speaking on the theme, ‘Enhance Security, Fight Corruption, Transform the Economy’, said though Buhari is not appreciated for all he has done, it will change in due time.

He said; “His (Buhari) labour and achievements may go unappreciated for a moment. However, that unfair moment cannot last. In due course, the full extent of his contributions will become known and understood.

“This administration inherited a national condition steeped in difficulty unlike any other. Predecessor governments ignored or lacked the will to tackle serious problems ranging from insecurity to corruption.

“As if that was not enough, you (Buhari) confronted a series of events, unprecedented in the compound severity, complexity and novelty they posed. COVID attacked both global health and the global economy. Throughout most of your tenure, oil prices waned and ebbed and, consequently, so did our revenues.

“The Ukrainian crisis and other conflicts, coupled with severe weather events in many nations further disrupted economic production and undermined international supply chains of critical items, especially food. You did more than persevere and withstand these adverse storms. Despite it all, you made historic progress.

“Upon entering office, you faced a situation where deadly terrorists were planting flags on our national territory, proclaiming an illegal state within our legitimate state. Because of your collective work, they no longer plant flags. Their boasts of conquest are no longer heard. You put us on the road to defeating this menace. By the grace of God Himself, we shall persist until terrorists and those like them are utterly removed from the face of our nation.

“The progress you made in increasing farm productivity while improving the conditions of the average farmer was important policy interventions, helping the nation overcome the global supply chain disruptions that threatened our food security.

“The Petroleum Industry Act stands as landmark legislation, opening new vistas in the oil and gas sector. And faithful implementation of the electoral law you passed will further enshrine our democratic way of life through the guarantee of free and fair elections.”

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