By Jasper Azuatalam
In 1984 when Buhari was the head of state, the price of fuel was 20 kobo and he did not increase the price till the end of his administration. In 1984 when Buhari was the head of state, the Naira had more value than the dollar. It was #1 for $1.4.
Buhari did not borrow any kobo to run his government, even though Nigeria was not generating as much revenue as it is generating today. Buhari paid the debt owed by previous administrations. Buhari was refining all the petrol we used locally and was exporting petrol to other countries and making money for Nigeria.
Our few refineries were working at optimal level and fuel was available to all that needed it. There was no religious and ethnic crisis throughout the administration of Muhammadu Buhari. No Igbo was killed in the North and no Hausa was killed in the South as a result of religious and ethnic crisis or division.
Inflation came down from 23.5% in 1983 to 5.5% in 1984 and 1985 before Buhari left office as the head of state. Buhari resisted international interference from IMF to devalue our Naira and also rejected all offer to give loan to Nigeria by the international communities.
Buhari introduced war against Indiscipline that swept through all the country and restored discipline in Nigeria. Buhari did not promote himself to a four star general even as a head of state. Buhari did not have any foreign account or buy any property for himself as a head of state.
What else do Nigerians need? What is happening today?
Why are we allowing sentiments and religious bigotry to hold our country to ransom? It is Nigeria that needs Buhari and not Buhari that needs Nigeria. Compare and contrast with what we have today from PDP and Goodluck Jonathan.
THIS IS THE CHANGE WE NEED AND WE MUST ACCEPT.
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