Buhari says his administration borrowed to finance projects
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on May 24, 2023
President Muhammadu has risen in defence of his governments borrowings amidst accusations and criticsms that greeted it.
According to him, the loans were largely used to fund capital projects for the people’s benefit.
He made the claims while virtually commissioning the second Niger bridge in Anambra state named after him.
Buhari explains that his focus on infrastructure was a deliberate action to create wealth and stem poverty.
Still staying with the number one citizen of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari is saying that the people of Niger Republic would defend him if anyone moved against him after leaving office.
The President’s declaration, however, drew the ire of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum, MBF, which described his stance as non-committal to Nigeria and that Nigerians would not miss him when he exits office.
But Buhari, who spoke spontaneously at the commissioning of the new corporate headquarters of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, in Abuja, says he was speaking his mind, reiterating his earlier decision to be far away from Abuja at the end of his administration.
While that is going on, the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, says he has forgiven President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ortom disclosed this while responding to questions on a national Television.
Ortom had criticised the presidency for blaming his administration for the killings in the state.
He describes the attempts by the president to blame his government for the situation as futile attempts to twist events and history.
With the clock ticking and time at hand, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, is reassuring Nigerians of the military’s commitment to the growth of democracy in the country.
Irabor gave the assurance at the Regimental Dinner organised in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari, last night in Abuja as part of the activities lined up for the May 29 inauguration ceremony.
He adds that the military in collaboration with other security agencies would stop at nothing to ensure the country was adequately secured as part of its effort to contribute to the development of the country.
The CDS, therefore, pledged the military’s loyalty to the president and constitution as Buhari bows out of office.