Buhari breaks silence, replies Fayose, Others

By Post Nigeria March 25, 2016 12:22

Buhari breaks silence, replies Fayose, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari, has explained why he decided to spend most of his time travelling on oversea trips since he assumed office 10 months ago.

President Buhari disclosed this on Thursday, March 24, at the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting held at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

The President, among other things disclosed his government’s efforts to strengthen the economy, fight insecurity and improve the electoral system.

He slammed his critics by defending his frequent trips abroad despite the damming economic and security challenges confronting the nation.

“For globetrotting, sometimes, you need to present your case on personal basis to your economic colleagues and neighbours.

“Nothing is better than personal touch and I believe that we are learning a lot and eventually, the nation will realize so.”

The president concluded by urging party members to accept criticisms in their strides.

“I don’t envy you on the harassment you are going through from your constituencies. Take it with a lot of determination and we will be alright, God willing,” he said.

Recall, that recently the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose decried President Buhari’s frequent travels, maintaining that the President was wasting the nation’s scarce revenue on fruitless foreign trips.

“From available records, in June 2015 alone, the President travelled to Niger Republic, Chad, Germany and South Africa. Also in 2015, the President travelled to United States of America in July, Benin Republic in August, Ghana and France in September, India in October, Iran, France and United States of America in November and in December, he travelled to South Africa, Benin Republic.

“This year alone, President Buhari has travelled to the United Arab Emirate, Kenya, Ethiopia and he is leaving for France and United Kingdom today to spend four days abroad.” Fayose said.

Although, the presidency has consistently put up a defence that Buhari’s globetrotting has been yielding fruits, we are however yet to see any of such results.