On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari gave an overwhelming praise of his first five years in office.
The President who came to power on May 29, 2015, said this while playing host to Rev. Yakubu Pam, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Board.
According to the statement released via his Media and Publicity Adviser, Garba Shehu, the state of the nation is better now that it was before he came to power.
“We had to struggle paying debts, investing in road repairs and rebuilding, to revamp the rail and try to get power. This is what I hope the elite, when they want to criticise will use to compare notes.”
On the security situation especially in the North-east, the president pointedly asked: “What was the situation when we came? Try and ask people from Borno or from Adamawa for that matter and Yobe. What was the condition before we came and what is the condition now?”
Buhari added that although there were still some security skirmishes in the North-east but the situation had since improved.
He said: “Still, there are problems in Borno and Yobe, there are occasional Boko Haram problems, but they know the difference because a lot of them moved out of their states and moved to Kaduna, Kano and here (in Abuja). We were not spared of the attacks at a time. The government is doing its best and I hope that eventually, our best will be good enough.”
The statement also cautioned critics of the President, calling on them to do so with good judgement.
He said: “Those criticising the administration should be fair in terms of reflecting on where we were before we came, where we are now and what resources are available to us and what we have done with the limited resources.”