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Open your eyes and choose wisely, President Buhari to Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on
Nigerians to remain vigilant and consider it
their responsibility in salvaging the country
ahead of the 2019 elections.
This was contained in a statement issued
by Femi Adesina on Tuesday, May 22.
The President said this while receiving
members of the Buhari Support
Organisations led by the Comptroller-
General of the Nigeria Customs, Col. Hameed
Ali.
He said: “I have said severally that we do
not have any other country than Nigeria
and we will remain here and salvage it
together.
‘‘We have nothing to regret. Absolutely
nothing. God has given Nigeria everything.
We are rich in human and material
resources. Let us keep on praying to God to
put people of conscience in-charge at all
levels.
The president said saboteurs; who
mismanaged Nigeria’s economy in the past,
through fraudulent electricity projects and
misuse of revenue earnings from oil; had
no love for the country.
He stated: ‘‘I challenge anybody to check
from Europe, America and Asia; between
1999-2014, Nigeria was producing 2.1
million barrels of crude oil per day at an
average cost of 100 USD per barrel and it
went up to 143 USD.
‘‘When we came it collapsed to 37 – 38 USD
and later was oscillating between 40 and
50 USD.
‘‘I went to the CBN Governor, with my cap in
my hand, and asked if we had savings. He
told me we had only debts, no savings.
Some of the roads were not repaired since
the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) days.
‘‘I don’t care the opinion you have about
Abacha but I agreed to work with him and
we constructed roads from Abuja to Port
Harcourt, Benin to Onitsha and so on. We
also touched education and health
institutions.
‘‘One of the former Heads of State was
bragging that he spent more than 15 billion
USD on power in Nigeria. Where is the
power?’

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