JUST IN: Obasanjo, others nearly destroyed Nigeria – Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has accused his predecessors in office of nearly destroying the county for more than a decade.

In his nationwide broadcast to mark the nation’s 60th Independence Anniversary on Thursday, Buhari said the administration of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, late Umar Yaradua, and Goodluck Jonathan failed to develop the country when it had abundant resources.

The Nigerian leader said that the country was in shambles between 1999 and 2015 until he took over. Buhari added that his government is doing well with scarce resources compared to his successors who wasted resources at their disposal.

He, however, knocked former President Obasanjo for always criticising his government’s efforts despite presiding over the near destruction of the country.

Buhari said, “No government in the past did what we are doing with such scarce resources.

“We have managed to keep things going in spite of the disproportionate spending on security.

“Those in the previous governments from 1999 – 2015 who presided over the near destruction of the country have now the impudence to attempt to criticise our efforts.

“In the circumstances, a responsible government must face realities and take tough decisions.”

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