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Insecurity: Buhari leaving Nigeria far better than he met it — Presidency

The Presidency, yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari will be leaving Nigeria better than he met it in 2015 in terms of security and economy.

The Presidency also defended President Buhari on his alleged lopsided appointments of security heads in the past eight years, saying appointment of service chiefs and heads of security agencies cannot be subjected to ethnic balancing or federal character.
Buhari will be exiting office next month, precisely May 29 after completing eight years of two terms.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said no matter what people say, Buhari will be leaving Nigeria better than he met the country in 2015.

Adesina noted that before the emergence of the Buhari’s government, about 17 local government areas in the northern part of the country were under the control of the insurgents, noting that no single council area is presently being controlled by Boko Harm.

On the allegation of nepotism in the appointment of security heads, where it was said that about 70 per cent of heads of security agencies are from the North, Adesina said appointment of security heads was a prerogative of the President, which should not be subjected to ethnic balancing or federal character.

On the alleged worsening economic situation under the Buhari’s administration, Adesina also said the economy has been diversified by the government and that the economy no longer depends solely on oil.

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