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Again, Buhari blames decades of mismanagement for Nigeria’s fall into poverty, insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has again faulted previous administration ps for the current state of the nation. He said that the insecurity and poverty being experienced are a result of decades of neglect and resource mismanagement.

The president made this comment while receiving the board of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, led by the Group Chairman, Emmanuel Ikazoboh at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.

According to him, if the assets and resources available to Nigeria were properly managed, the country would be prosperous and peaceful.

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Buhari said Nigeria was in a unique position as the most populous and resource-rich nation on the African continent, adding that the resources would be harnessed and properly managed, to engender a prosperous and peaceful country.

He nonetheless stated that the federal government remains committed to the goals of securing the country, inclusive economic growth, and fighting corruption.

Buhari appealed to Ecobank to “institute a special fund to develop agriculture, which will cement your legacy as a bank that helped to transform this region’s economic fortunes.’’

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