President Muhammadu Buhari, has chided his predecessors in office, saying they did not do what his administration is doing with scarce resources.
He made the claim during his nationwide broadcast on Thursday, October 1, to mark the nation’s 60th independence anniversary.
Buhari specifically called out leaders who governed the country between 1999 and 2015 when he took over, saying they presided over the near destruction of Nigeria.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, late Umar Musa Yar’adua and former President Goodluck Jonathan were in charge of the country during the period Buhari mentioned.
President 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.”