I’ll continue to blame past governments for Nigeria’s woes – Buhari | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said despite the criticisms of many, he would continue to blame his predecessors for Nigeria’s woes.


He said passing the buck, which people have been frowning at, was important in order for Nigerians to know what went wrong with the country.

Buhari spoke at an event tagged, “The Conversation: An evening with creative youths,” held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The event, attended also by the President’s wife, Aisha; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo; as well as governors and other top government officials, had “Creative youth as drivers of the change agenda” as its theme.

Buhari said, “I am going to bore you with what we met. I know that I am being accused in the papers of passing the buck, but passing the buck is sometimes absolutely necessary to remind people who take things for granted.

“When we came in, I screamed to high heavens because I had promised a lot while seeking votes.

“I said where is the saving? There was no saving. There was no infrastructure, power, rails, roads, there was none. What did we spend the money on? I was told buying food and petrol.

“Where were the billions going? We conducted a study and found out that the oil marketers were committing fraud on at least one third ‎of what they were importing, which is about 25 per cent of our foreign exchange.

‎”The youth must watch our elite, especially with the condition we found ourselves. It is unpatriotic for anybody to pretend that economically we have no problem.

“I have bored you with this long explanation because there are things that could be hidden from you by those that have mismanaged the country in the last 16, 17 years.”

The President therefore tasked Nigerian youths to be alive to their responsibilities of holding their leaders and the elite accountable.

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  1. Bastered president , why can't you blame from 1960 till this time ?? You have been the Military head of state in this country what happen then ?? I don't know why Nigerians still believe those north men that cannot stop given us excuse and feel that they are smart in this country ? For me Buhari don't need peace in this country because he did not allow GEJ to have peace ,Bastered APC

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    1. You just simply show how stupid, foolish and ignorant you are

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  2. ..and no body should blame you because you are God and do no wrong. Serious delusion. Old age no be small matter.
    Sai Baba!

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  3. Is not by force to be president if are confuse better resign and stop blaming past administation...don't even try to convince nigerian that you are saint cos your government is more corrupt than past government..mr president you are trying to display your incompeteny to the world not only nigerian,kindly do your self favour by resigning than to show the world your inability and lies.

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    1. So which of your brothers can fix within 2 years economy that's solely dependent on oil for ages now that intl oil prices have fallen? At least the liittle we have now is not squandered cos Buhari is not corrupt like your brothers that stole everything during boom

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  4. You can continue to blame Goodluck for the whole of your term if you like.It still does not change the economy! At best we are worst off from where President Goodluck left it. I wonder who you will blame over your failure at the end of your term? The way you are going eventually, you may not achieve as much as he did.

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  5. Buhari in simple terms is Visionless & grossly incompetent for a leadership position. First time I am seeing a president with no plan...

    Even a toddler would do better.

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  6. Thank God you are also a part of the past government in 1984 to 1986. So blame yourself too the idle travelling about president.

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  7. With no plan, and seeing no hope, I think you're doing what most of us would have done in your position pass the blame.

    That still doesn't blind us to the fact that we know how things were and how they are now. Baba things are terrible saying they are bad is painting a lighter picture.

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  8. Enter your comment...pmb archievment so far is blame, blame,& blame

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  9. This administration is vision less; I know you have nothing to offer nja,,, so can blame past gov't for four or eight years. ..

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  10. You would expect those blaming the President of blaming others to at least profer solutions to the current economic woes. State one or two things he can, could have done but no. People start to raise insults when they themselves have no clues on what can be done. Most Nigerians commenting are just plain lazy upstairs and perhaps absolutely ignorant!

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