President Muhammadu Buhari has commented on the Boko Haram situation in the country. This time around the president stated that he suspects international groups that want to destroy Nigeria are behind the plight of Boko Haram we have faced, adding that it is fraudulent even by the name given to the terror group.
He said this while delivering a keynote address at a lunch organized by the Kano State Government after the commissioning of some Federal and State projects.
“When we came into power in 2015, Boko Haram was in control in 13 of the 27 local governments of the state, only four were with the Government then.
more so, half of the local Governments in Yobe state were with Boko Haram.
“Today with the help of a patriotic and dedicated governor in Borno state the local Governments have been recovered.
“what is Boko haram? it is very fraudulent. I suspect there’s an international group that wants to destroy Nigeria. if not, how can Boko (western education) be haram? the president said
Buhari, who was in Kano for a state visit, praised his administration’s performance, particularly how it has been able to provide more infrastructure with less funding than the previous regime.
“Recall that between 1999 and 2019, the NNPC produced 2.1 billion barrels per day at a cost of $100 per barrel. So Nigeria was earning $100 per barrel for producing 2.1 million barrels per day but look at our infrastructure.
“Some of them are 60 years old, look at our power sector, what can advance without infrastructure?
“However, those in power during those years went around not only in Nigeria but around the world saying they were wonderful but couldn’t explain what they had done.
“But the cost of petroleum today has gone down to about 37 dollars per barrel which only 1.5 million barrels is produced and yet we have put in place a lot of infrastructure. “Look at what we’ve accomplished,” Buhari added.
Finally, he expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their support and cooperation, as well as the opportunity to serve them.