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Today’s economic hardship is because of previous years of corruption- Buhari



President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the current hardship the country was experiencing was because of years of mismanagement of its resources.

Buhari said this on Monday when he received the National Council of Traditional Rulers led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad SAbubakar III, in Aso Villa, Abuja.

The President said that he would remain steadfast in pursuing programmes that would improve the lives of Nigerians.

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Earlier, the Sultan of Sokoto, while thanking God for bringing the president back, urged him to move quickly.

He said, “We will continue to preach peace and stability, justice, transparency and accountability and anti-corruption.”

Speaking on behalf of the South-West, the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunnusi, also thanked God for the safe return of Buhari.

Ogunwusi said, “From the South-West we thank God for your life and we pledge to support you from our communities because we are closer to our people. We will continue to preach to our people that we should continue to foster peace in our country, we will continue to caution our youths against hate speech.

“We cannot leave the development of the country all to the government but we have to work hand in hand. We assure you that we support all your initiatives.”

For the North-West, the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, said the traditional rulers identified with Buhari’s commitment to national security.

Jaja of Opobo, Speaking for the South-South, urged the President to quickly fix the economy.

He said, “We know there is tension here and there but as traditional rulers, we don’t eat politics. The economy has to be fixed. Coming from the region that produces the mainstay of the economy, even though the country will soon diversify the economy, before we diversify let’s protect the one that we still have. We are pleased to work for peace and stability of the region so that we can all see the benefits of the commodity.”

The Gbom Gwom Jos, Jacob Gyang, who spoke on behalf of the North-Central, also thanked God the safe return of the president to celebrate Eid with fellow Nigerians.

He told the President that at least 20 people were killed in Plateau State on Friday.

Gyang said, “Few days ago just when we thought peace had returned to Plateau, it was truncated with the attack on Ancha village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, leading to 20 deaths”.

He commended Buhari for ordering the security agencies to track down those responsible for the attacks and investigate the motivation for it.

Speaking for the South -East, Chairman of South-East Traditional Council, Eberechi Dike, said, “Our hearts are full of joy that you are back. You shook our hands when you came in and that shows you believe in one Nigeria. We prayed for you and you are back. We prayed for you because your agenda for Nigeria is good.

“As your children when we cry it is for you to ask us to stop crying that you will fix whatever is making us cry like the bad roads”.

The North-East representative, Lamido Adamawa, Muhammadu Musdafa, said Nigerians were happy to have the President back.


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    September 12, 2017 at 10:39 am

    It’s time we moved on from blame game, we know that our economy hardship could be as a result of past administration but what have you done to salvage the situation positively

    • Animashaun Ayodeji

      September 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Buhari isn’t seeing things this way, only God knows how the old man thinks. He should be tired of blaming past administrations, but he’s not.

  2. Anita Kingsley

    September 12, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    This one madness that will never leave Buhari’s administration, the president himself and his cabinet members will always blame previous administrations for the current condition. Hence, they will not face what they are supposed to do.

    • Balarabe musa

      September 13, 2017 at 4:14 am

      You are a complete idiot and won’t ever make progress if you continue to say such things like this. For Nigeria to have exited recession inherited from the past governments is enough reason for you to always thank Allah for sai baba buhari

  3. Animashaun Ayodeji

    September 12, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    How is Buhari’s administration preaching peace and stability, justice, transparency and accountability and anti-corruption with the way it’s blaming past governments for everything. I don’t know why Buhari cannot simply accept his fate and move on

  4. Abeni Adebisi

    September 12, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    We’re all grateful for Buhari’s health, but we will be more grateful if he stopped blaming previous administrations and fix the problems of Nigeria

    • yanju omotodun

      September 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      Don’t mind the old man, age is not on his side again so his brain is draining

  5. seyi jelili

    September 13, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Jos has become Ichabod in the Bible, the glory has departed. Jos used to be Nigeria’s London in the 60s,70s and even till early 90s but it’s a crisis prone area all because of communal clash hinged on lack of understanding and tolerance

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