Dr. Goodluck Jonathan the former president of Nigeria speaks

I Didn’t Hand Over A Collapsed Nation To Buhari – Dr. Goodluck Jonathan-

– Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has replied his critics who accused him of handing over a nation at the verge of collapse to his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari.

– Jonathan recounted the achievements of his government to include, handing over a country that produced the richest man in Africa.

– Jonathan said, “I took over a Nigeria that was the second largest economy in Africa with a GDP of $270.5 billion in 2009,

– I handed over a Nigeria that had grown to become the largest economy in Africa and the 24th largest economy in the World with a GDP of $574 billion.

– I handed over dollar exchange rate of N187 per Dollar official rate in our banks, compared to their N360 now official rate for a Dollar

-“I inherited a Nigeria in which the trains were not working, and handed over a Nigeria in which citizens can safely travel by trains again.

– I also inherited a country where illiteracy rate particularly in the Northern part was alarming.

– I handed over a country where every state in the North and indeed all the states had a Federal University plus Almajiri schools.

I inherited a country where there was total infrastructural decay in all the unity schools and colleges of education.

– But I handed over a country with massive infrastructural improvement in almost higher institutions.

– I inherited a country where agricultural inputs and production were almost zero.

– But I handed over a country where a bag of rice was sold for N6,500 to N7000.

– My regime since the establishment of ecological fund office did more irrigation dams in the North and other parts of the country than other subsequent administrations put together.

– I inherited epileptic fuel supplies resulting to endless queues at the filling stations. I maintained despite enormous challenges of fuel subsidies and handed over a relatively stable fuel regime and also at a managed local price of N87 per litre.

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