The President, who stated this when the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigerian paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, also thanked God that in the last two years, there had been improvement on the rainy season, which had resulted in bumper harvest.
President Buhari told the monarchs that when he took over government in 2015, he met an economy that was in bad condition, adding that nobody would deceive anybody in the country in the management of the resources.
Buhari stressed that over the years, mismanagement of national resources was responsible for the current economic woes currently bedevilling the country.
He said Nigeria should be able to use its population strength of being the biggest black nation in the world to its advantage and that he would continue to pursue programmes and projects that would better the lives of Nigerians in all spheres of life.
Speaking on the general security situation in the country, the President said all hands should be on deck to completely secure Nigeria so as to develop it further.
He said: “We know our limitations we have to continue to strengthen our constitution, to strengthen the resolve of our people to live together, work together.
“We are lucky that last year and this year, the rainy season is good. If it were not good, I must confide in you that I was considering which country to run to.
“But God answered the prayers of many Nigerians. The rainy season last year was good and this year, with the report I’m getting is good. We thank God for that otherwise there would have been a lot of problems in this country.”