During the three-day ministerial retreat for ministers and permanent secretaries that began in Abuja on Tuesday themed “Enhance Security, Fight Corruption, Transform the Economy”, Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, praised President Muhammadu Buhari and said that most Nigerians do not appreciate the majority of President Buhari’s accomplishments. Tinubu, who was advocating on behalf of the president, stated that Nigerians ought to comprehend the fact that Buhari inherited insecurity and corruption from the government that came before him.
While making a statement for the president in a press release in Abuja on Tuesday through his media officer, Tunde Rahman, the APC flag bearer, who is also a former governor of Lagos State, noted that Nigeria’s challenge was worsened by the overwhelming severity, complexity, and hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic had a devastating effect on both the health sector and the world economy. Therefore, he praised Buhari and his cabinet for not disappointing Nigerians who believed in them and gave them the mandate.
Buhari’s labour and achievements may go unrecognized.
Furthermore, he added to his statement that Buhari’s labour and achievements might go unrecognized for a moment. Nevertheless, that cruel period will not last forever. In due time, the breadth and depth of his contributions will, both individually and collectively, come into full view and comprehension. He added that the administration took office during a national situation that was unprecedented in its complexity and hardship. Previous administrations either chose not to address significant issues like corruption and insecurity or lacked the political will to do so.
In lieu of all those, he said that Buhari was faced with a series of occurrences that were unusual in the combined intensity, complexity, and uniqueness they posed as challenges. COVID is a threat to both the world’s health and the world’s economy. The price of oil fluctuated significantly over most of his term in office, and as a direct result, so did the revenue. The conflict in Ukraine, along with other conflicts and extreme weather in many countries, has further hampered economic activity and harmed worldwide supply networks of essential products, particularly food. He claimed that he did much more than endure and make it through these challenging storms, in spite of making significant progress in history.
The Buhari government is faced with many unprecedented challenges.
Speaking on the same, Tinubu said when Buhari first took office, he was confronted with many situations in which terrorists were pitching flags on national land and declaring an unconstitutional state within the country’s legitimate state. However, as a result of their collective efforts, they now no longer place flags, and we do not hear them boasting about their victories any longer. He added that Buhari set the nation on the path to success in overcoming this threat. And he prayed that with the help of God, they would not give up until all terrorists and their supporters were no more.
Part of his achievements include the Important policy interventions that were made as a result of the progress he made in increasing farm productivity while also improving conditions for the average farmer. These interventions assisted the nation in overcoming the disruptions in the global supply chain that posed a threat to our food security. The Petroleum Industry Act was also a groundbreaking piece of legislation that paved the way for new opportunities in the oil and gas industry. And if the electoral law that he helped establish is faithfully implemented, it would further regulate the democratic way of life by ensuring that elections are conducted in a manner that is free and fair.
Tinubu said he would build on the current administration’s legacies.
As the remaining time of Buhari’s presidency winds down, Tinubu stated that if he were to be elected president, he would be lucky to take over from an administration that has worked exceptionally well, promising to build on the legacies that will stay for a long time. He also expressed confidence that Nigerians would never forget the progress made by the Buhari administration to put the nation on the right course after years of poor leadership, even long after they had left office.