Buhari: I’m not happy with performance of Nigeria’s economy

Buhari: I’m not happy with performance of Nigeria’s economy


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is not happy with the performance of the nation’s economy.

The President said this on Friday night during an interview on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

He said the poor performance of the economy has been a thing of concern to him, adding his administration was doing everything possible to improve the economy.

According to him, one of the steps taken so far is reaching out to the international community to allow their multinational firms to come to Nigeria and establish their presence by employing Nigerians through which the economy will pick up.

On corruption, President Buhari said it was high time special courts were established to try several corruption cases currently stuck in conventional courts.

“You have instances of cases lasting for as long as 10 years before they are determined and in some cases judges handling the cases may die.

“But if there are special courts, there will be a time frame to conclude the corruption cases and not dragging on unnecessarily,” he said.

Buhari also said that the people who misbehaved during the #EndSARS protests of 2020 will not get away with it.

When asked about his threat to those fomenting trouble in the country, he said, “What I mean is how can you go to a police station, kill the police people who are there, loot the armoury and burn the place? What do you want to achieve?

“Go and open prison and allow criminals who have been tried by the legal system and let them escape and how can government sit aside and allow this confusion to be perpetrated? All they need is confusion and no government can not allow confusion.

“Look at the EndSARS incident. The previous governor of Lagos State bought 200 buses to complement the transportation in Lagos and he built a complex involving railways but they went and burnt them.

“The present governor made an album and came to see me: I said ‘thank you very much.’ I took the album, put it in my archive, and told him to tell Lagosians to work because we don’t have the money after the government bought 200 buses for some people to come and burn it. So, let them work.”

He said all those who perpetrate mayhem are in for trouble as the government is ready to arrest and prosecute them.

“We will arrest them, try them, give them very bad publicity and then jail them so that people will know that if they misbehave, they will not get away with it,” he said.