The All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has delivered on the promises of the party to Nigerians in spite of difficulties it faced.
Tinubu made the statement on Tuesday at the end of the Ministerial Performance Review Retreat of Buhari administration at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Tinubu assured the President that though many in the opposition would want his achievements to go unrecognized, the “books of history would continue to preserve all he has done in his years as leader of the country.”
He said: “May I say this to you and to your entire team; the things you have done are important and enduring.”
“Your labour and achievements may go unappreciated for a moment, however, that unfair moment cannot last forever. In due course, the full extent of this administration and the contribution would become known and understood very well.
“You see, history has a way of clearing the myths, so that things can be said clearly and objectively. Any objective assessment of your time and the national contribution you have made will be a positive and grateful one.
“This administration inherited a national condition steep in difficulty unlike any other. Predecessor-governments ignored or lack the will to tackle serious problem ranging from insecurity to corruption.
“As if that was not enough, you confronted series of events unprecedented compounded by the complexity and novelity of COVID that attacked global health and the global economy.
“Throughout most of your tenure, oil prices waned and edge and consequently, so, did our revenue.”
Blaming the Ukrainian-Russian war on the inability of the APC government to achieve appreciable level of success in the economy and other areas, Tinubu said: “The Ukrainian crisis and all the conflicts coupled with severe weather events in many nations further depleted economic production and undermine international supply chain of regular items especially food.
“You did withstand this adverse storm, and despite it all, you made historic progress.
“Mr. President and other members of the administration, may I state the following: if elected, I will give due honour to your efforts and your legacy.
“I will work in the spirit of further unity, national purpose that informed the creation of our party that characterized the work of your government.”