Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari dismissed the opinion that his remarks on the economy puts the nation in bad light thereby scaring away investors.
President Buhari on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 insisted that he will always say the truth about the state of the nations economy regardless of what critics think.
Buhari, who reasserted his stance when he received a report on the confirmation of the last batch of ministerial nominees from the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, gave account of the economy since his assumption of office in May and submitted that “we are so much battered.”
According the President, “the economy as I have seen it now since my sitting here for the last four months, that we are so much battered. Although some people are saying I am giving bad publicity and scaring away investors.
“Any investor who is interested in investing in Nigeria will seem to know more about the economy more than ourselves. So when I come and tell the truth about the position of the economy of the country, I am going out looking for investors.
“But I am confirming to them that we are truthful, that we need them to come and help us help ourselves by getting in industries, manufacturing and services.
“They know our needs. The economy of human resources, I believe, will make them come eventually and help us.”