Keyamo said President Buhari’s declaration that he has done his best for Nigeria is correct, adding that he will leave Nigeria a better place in 2023.
Festus Keyamo has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he has done well inspite of the economic hardship in the country.
Keyamo who is the Chief Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) stated that Buhari has indeed done his best for Nigeria.
Keyamo spoke while reacting to a meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with Al-Mahfoudh Bin Bayyah, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Forum, and Bob Roberts, his deputy.
At the meeting, Buhari said he has done his best for the country in seven-and-a-half years he has been in power.
According to a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President said his government is trying its possible best to address many challenges facing the nation.
He had said: “We are big in size and population, facing many challenges, but in many areas, we are trying. In seven-and-a-half years, I have done my best.”
Reacting in an interview with Vanguard on Wednesday, Keyamo said President Buhari’s declaration that he has done his best for Nigeria is correct, adding that he will leave Nigeria a better place in 2023.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment said the President assumed power in 2015 at a very difficult time when the country was heading for a recession and insecurity was worse.
Keyamo added that Buhari has been able to steer the country despite the country going into recession twice, the COVID-19 pandemic, and negative figures from oil sales due to the war in Ukraine.
He said: “Since 2015 when the president came on board, and the fact that he took over the country at a time when no less a person than Okonjo-Iweala, the Finance Minister under President Goodluck Jonathan had told the world and predicted that we were heading for a recession, that was when President Buhari took over the economy.
“With that recession, subsequent recession, and the pandemic that came, with the global shut-down, with the negative figures we got sometimes from the sale of oil — at a point, oil dropped down to minus zero and we couldn’t sell oil at all. With all of those challenges and the fact that he has been able to steer the country to this point where our indicators are still better than many countries in the world, I can say that the president is correct to say he has done his best for Nigeria.
“He will leave Nigeria a better place than it ordinarily would have been if he had not carefully handled the economy of this country.”