President Muhammadu Buhari has said since the return of democracy to Nigeria in 1999, no government can beat the efforts of his administration in terms of putting Nigeria back on track.
The president said this in his Independence Day broadcast on Friday.
PlatinumPost recalls that Olusegun Obasanjo kick started the current democratic dispensation in 1999 and handed over to late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua in 2007.
Yar’adua’s tenure was cut short by sickness and Goodluck Jonathan, his then deputy stepped into office in 2010 until Buhari defeated him in 2015.
In his broadcast, Buhari said it was unfortunate that critics misdiagnose the progress of his administration as stagnation.
“A lot has been achieved in the last six years on many fronts: in infrastructure, social care, governance, Nigeria’s image and influence in Africa and the international community.”
“But critics misdiagnose incremental progress as stagnation. Since coming to power, this Administration has tackled our problems head-on in spite of the meagre resources. No government since 1999 has done what we have done in six years to put Nigeria back on track.
“We shall continue to serve the country: listen to all and protect our democracy and country.”
Buhari said most Nigerians still maintained the spirit of October 1 despite the challenges being faced as a nation.
“That positive outlook and determination to make Nigeria a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is due to this collective attitude that Nigeria doggedly continues to remain a united and indivisible nation,” he said.