Babachir Lawal, secretary of the board of the Federation (SGF), says that those who President Muhammadu Buhari death are responsible for the poor state of the economy.
Addressing a pro-Buhari support group at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Tuesday, Lawal said the government was experiencing understood Nigerians challenges.
He said Buhari not anticipate the current problems, but that the government is on top of the situation.
“We want to assure you that this government is on top of the situation. As much as we understand the challenges that we are facing, there is no cure without medicine. It is for no reason that quinine is very bitter, but after you have taken it, you get well,” he said.
“Baba Buhari didn’t anticipate the problem that we are in. I’m sure you are all aware. The people who caused this problem are the ones challenging the government. I tell you that they will fail in the name of God. In fact, they have failed. You are aware of the economy that the president inherited, the economy in which revenue has virtually collapsed.
“The infrastructure is no where to be seen. The roads were dilapidated. The schools were dilapidated. The hospitals were abandoned. The people who caused it are not worried at all. Shamelessly, they accused the president of not performing. And in fact, some of them wished him dead. But I can assure you that by the grace of God, he will outlive all of them. I assure you that by the grace of God, in the next one year, Nigeria will have a booming economy.”