Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to claims made by President Muhammadu Buhari in his 60th Independence Anniversary Speech.
Buhari had in the speech on Thursday blamed past administrations from 1999 to 2015 for ‘near destruction’ of Nigeria.
“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 criticize our efforts” Mr. Buhari said.
Atiku in a tweet on Friday, said he was proud of the achievements of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, which he served as the Vice President. He said the administration of Obasanjo paid off Nigeria’s debts.
Between 1999 and 2007, Nigeria paid off her entire foreign debt while maintaining an unprecedented 6% annual GDP growth. Those were periods of national restoration, and I am very proud of the work President Obasanjo and I did for this nation we care so much for. Facts don't lie.— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) October 2, 2020