President Muhammed Buhari says regardless of people comments, he would continue to blame the past administration for Nigeria’s miseries.
He said passing the buck is important so that people we know where we are coming from and what went wrong in the country
Buhari spoke at an event themed “The Conversation: An evening with creative youths,” held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“I’m going to bore you with what we met,” he said.
“I know I’m being accused in the papers of passing the buck, but passing the buck is sometimes absolutely necessary, to remind people who take things for granted.
“The youth must watch our elite, the condition we found ourselves. It is unpatriotic for anybody to pretend that economically we don’t have a problem.
“Where were the billions going? We conducted a study and found out that the oil marketers were committing fraud on at least one-third of what they were importing, which was about 25 per cent of our foreign exchange.
“We have gone into the farms. I congratulate some of the governors and by the grace of God by the end of this government we will be exporting rice and grains. So all the money alleged to have been used to import will be available to sustain development.
“I have bored you with this long explanation because there are things that could be hidden from you by those that have mismanaged the country in the last 16, 17 years.
“I assure you that we will set the ball rolling in terms of security, industrialization, manufacturing and food security. I said it years ago and I still mean it, we have no other country than Nigeria, we will stay here and salvage it together.”
Buhari urged Nigerian youths to support his administration fight against corruption and be alive to their responsibilities of holding their leaders and the elite accountable.
Buhari urged the youth to support his administration in its fight against corruption, and in its effort to revive the economy.