By Dipo Olowookere
President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) left nothing for his government to run the country with despite spending 16 years in power since the return of democracy in Nigeria.
Addressing newsmen in Kastina on Monday, the President said after assuming office in 2015, his administration started to look for ways to clean up the mess left behind by the former ruling party.
“I want Nigerians to realize that what this government inherited after 16 years of the PDP government was no savings, no infrastructure, no power, no rail, no road and no security,” Mr Buhari said after observing the Eid el Kabir prayers in his hometown, Daura on Monday.
He further said, “Nigerians can see what we have done on Boko Haram and what we are doing to resolve the problem in the Niger Delta.
“Before the elections, we identified three major problems confronting our country. The first is security; we need to sufficiently secure our country to manage it well.
“The second is economy, especially job for the youths and fighting corruption which is continuous.
“For the youths, graduates and non-graduates who are interested in agriculture, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the CBN are doing something to provide employment for them.”
Mr Buhari noted that he was doing everything possible to ensure corruption in the country was a thing of the past, adding that the “reports I’m getting [concerning the economy], which is very pleasing, is that we will have a bumper harvest this year.”
He the thanked Nigerians for supporting policies, programmes and actions being put in place by his administration to revive the economy.