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How Buhari rescued Nigeria from total collapse— Lai Mohammed

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How Buhari rescued Nigeria from total collapse--- Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Sunday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s assumption of office in 2015 prevented Nigeria from becoming a failed state after a long stretch of rapacious and rudderless leadership.

The Minister stated his in a statement issued in Abuja saying , “President Buhari came into office at a time that a swathe of the country’s territory was under occupation, a period when many Nigerian towns and cities including the Federal Capital city of Abuja were playgrounds for insurgents.

“It was also a moment that the nation’s wealth had been looted dry with little or nothing to show for the nation’s huge earnings especially in the area of ill-infrastructure.” READ ALSO:Mother Of 2 Who Married A Tree Celebrates First Wedding Anniversary In England.

According to him, “It is therefore a cruel irony that those who frittered away a great opportunity to put Nigeria on a sound socio-economic footing at a time of financial buoyancy and those who planted the seed of the insecurity in some parts of the country today are the same ones pointing accusing fingers at a reformist government.

”Nigeria today faces lots of challenges. But whatever situation the country has found itself in, things would have been much worse but for the deft management of resources, unprecedented fight against corruption, determined battle against insurgency and banditry as well as the abiding courage of Mr. President in piloting the ship of the nation. READ ALSO:Kaduna Govt to close down illegal motor parks – Official

”Nigeria today is not a failed state, but a nation that is courageously tackling its challenges and building a solid infrastructure that will serve as the basis for socio-economic development, a nation that is unrelenting in battling insecurity and working hard to ensure greatest prosperity for the greatest number of people.”

He further maintained that: “No government in the history of the country has done so much with so little as the Buhari Administration is doing presently adding that with 60% less national income, the administration is making progress on all fronts and setting the country on the path of sustainable growth and development.

“While naysayers are hyping the instances of insecurity in the country, they have conveniently forgotten that the country could have been overrun by insurgents and bandits if President Buhari had not rallied regional and international allies to tackle headlong, the Boko Haram insurgency that saw bombs going off like firecrackers before his assumption of office and an estimated 20,000 square miles of the nation’s territory occupied by insurgents.

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”They tout the downturn in economic fortunes without putting things in context. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing a global shutdown and a drastic fall in global oil demand, Nigeria lost 60% of its earnings, yet the Administration has ensured that not a single worker has been retrenched, has paid salaries as and when due and has continued to build infrastructures like roads, rails, bridges and power, among others, that will serve many generations.”

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