H.E, Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President of Nigeria has reacted to a statement issued by President Muhammadu Buhari blaming past leaders for Nigeria’s present challenges.
Major General Buhari, during his 60th Independence Anniversary speech, called out past leaders from 1999 to 2015, for having the impudence to criticize his government.
However, H.E, Atiku Abubakar responding through his Twitter handle on Friday, said Obasanjo’s administration was a period of restoration for Nigeria and her citizens at large.
As gathered from him, Nigeria paid off her entire debt between 1999 and 2007 and retained a 6% GDP growth.
His tweet read, “Between 1999 and 2007, Nigeria paid off her entire foreign debt while maintaining an unprecedented 6% annual GDP growth.
“Those were periods of national restoration, and I am very proud of the work President Obasanjo and I did for this nation we care so much for. Facts don’t lie.”