President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he wants Nigerians to remember him as a leader that met a vandalised Nigeria, and reset the buttons on almost all areas of national life — political, social, economic, local and international image.
According to Buhari, his government would not rest on its oars until the rots created in the nation’s political space by preceding government were cleared.
He made this points in an interview published in the current edition of African Economy.
Buhari said he met a vandalized Nigeria upon assumption of office in 2015 and has been working hard to fix it before exit from office.
He said, “We are doing our best, and we will continue to do so. God is kind to us, giving us good rains and rich harvest for two consecutive years, and very soon, we would not have cause to import grains.
“We would be remembered as the government that put Nigeria on the path of food self-sufficiency. We would feed ourselves and export food, as well. The economy will be diversified and would be resilient to crash in oil prices in the international market.
“I will love this administration to be remembered as one that met a vandalised Nigeria, and reset the buttons on almost all areas of national life — political, social, economic, local and international image.
“I also want this government to be remembered as one that cleaned up the political space, especially in the area of elections.
“We would bequeath clean electioneering to the country, secure our land within and without, and give Nigerians a pride of place locally and internationally. We will do our best, offer honest leadership, and surely God will crown the efforts.”