Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, has said he has done his best for Nigeria, and hopes that history will be kind to him.
This is as the Nigerian leader accused some members of the elite in the country of being selfish.
The President spoke at the Katsina State Government House during a lunch by the state government in his honour on Thursday.
Buhari, who visited state on a two-day working visit to inaugurate some legacy projects of the Aminu Masari Administration, lamented wasted resources by previous administrations that could have gone into infrastructure when a barrel of crude oil sold for $100.
Drawing a comparison between 1999/2015 and 2015/2023, he said: “Our elite did not put their heads together in the years past to move the country forward. They were very selfish.
“I insist that they should think of the country more than themselves. By doing so, they can join forces for the good of the country.”
President Buhari also said he believed history will be kind to his administration, going by the difference that has been made in security and the economy.
Inspecting and inaugurating projects on health, education, and road infrastructure, President Buhari praised Governor Aminu Bello Masari.
“I have done my best, and I hope history will be kind to me”- Buhari
Projects he inaugurated are the Kofar Kaura Underpass, Kofar Kwaya Underpass, Kofar Kaura Water Works, Katsina State Internal Revenue House, Muhammadu Buhari Meteorological Institute by the Ministry of Aviation, Darma Rice Mill in Batagarwa and Katsina State General Hospital.
The President also inspected ongoing work on the first flyover in Katsina, which has reached 90 per cent completion.
President Buhari said the Kano-Katsina-Maradi (Niger Republic) rail line was designed to enhance economic activities between Nigeria and Niger.
“If you want to enjoy peace and harmony, you must be very friendly with your neighbour. That is why when I came into office, I started by visiting all our neighbours,” he added.