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Buhari regrets taking over power now

06 February 2016, 13:00

London - President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his disappointment at the challenges facing the country, wondering why he became president at this trying times.

Buhari spoke in London while addressing members of the Nigerian community in the United Kingdom.

He said he is wondering why the oil which used to sell for over $140 per barrel, would reduce to $30 per barrel during his time as the President.

He stated that he would have loved to take over when the country was still economically viable.

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“Why didn’t I come when the treasury was full? Oil price was over $140 per barrel and when I came, it slipped down to $30. Why me?

“I keep on praying to God to pity Nigeria and its over 170 million people who are exposed to climate change, illiteracy and poverty.”

The President, however, said his administration had succeeded in mopping up over N2.2trn as of January through the Treasury Single Account arrangement.

He said although the TSA was introduced by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, that administration could not implement it for reasons best known to its officials.

He said his administration decided to implement the arrangement when he came on board and discovered that the country was broke.

Source: Punch

- News 24


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