While meeting with the President of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Dr. Bernard O. Aliyu, President Buhari revealed again that Nigeria’s present economic state is a result of the refusal of previous Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governments who refused to save for the rainy day.
Buhari said he was surprised that the previous governments did not put money away, even when crude oil was sold for $100.
The president said “Nigeria needs to work on her potentials, so that we don’t remain permanently at the level of potentials.
“If Ethiopia is sustained largely by her airline industry, we have greater potentials here. But we must move out, engage with the rest of the world, as we need to re-establish the integrity of this country. We need to rebuild this country again.”
“In the First Republic, more enduring infrastructure was built with meagre resources.
“We showed a lot of indiscipline in managing our economy, and that is why we are where we are today. But this time round, we’ll do our best.” Buhari added