President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria would have gone far on infrastructure if the People’s Democratic Party’s administrations between 1999 and 2014 had done something with the huge resources available to them. This is as the President said the era of indiscriminate allocation of votes is over and assured that the 2019 elections will be free and fair.
Receiving the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, in a farewell audience at State House, Abuja, the President said despite the humongous resources at the disposal of Nigeria between 1999 and 2014, it is sad that infrastructure went to rot completely within the same period.
President Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the focus of the present administration is on infrastructure, roads, rail, power, and others despite the little resources available to it. He however assured that his government will continue to do its best.
He commended the outgoing High Commissioner for his warm and pleasant disposition. Arkwright, who spent over three years in Nigeria, said he has visited 30 of the 36 states, and found the people quite enterprising and engaging, adding that the British government would be glad to offer a helping hand as required in any part of the country.