President Buhari has insisted that his government inherited an ailing economy and insecurity when he came into office in the year 2015.
This was made known in a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement made it known that President Buhari said this when he received the new President of Sierra Leone, Mr. Julius Bio, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday May 30th. The statement in part reads;
“President Buhari noted that he shared a lot in common with the Sierra Leonean President, which includes ruling the country as a military general, contesting several elections as opposition and winning to face the challenges of security and an ailing economy,”
Some few days back, President Buhari also claimed that Nigerians now report lesser use of generators as power supply is now stable across the country.
The President stated this when he addressed the nation in a broadcast to mark the 19th year of Nigeria’s democracy and the third anniversary of his administration in Abuja on Tuesday.
The president, who noted an impressive improvement in power generation and distribution in the past three years, however, charged the operators in the sector to enhance their services, especially in the areas of distribution capacity, service delivery, collection efficiency, and metering to eliminate contentious estimated billing. The president said;
“In the area of power generation, Nigerians from all parts of the country continue to report better power supply and less use of generators.”
“This underscores the effectiveness of the methodical plan to deliver incremental and uninterrupted power supply to our homes, markets, offices and factories.
“The country achieved 5,222.3 MW representing the highest peak of power generated onto the national grid and delivered to customers in December, 2017.
“With new facilities, repairs and rehabilitations by government and private investors, generation capability now exceeds 7,500 MW,”