I’m not pleased with Nigeria’s economy – Buhari laments
President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is not happy with the performance of the nation’s economy.
The President poured his mind Friday night during an interview session with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Abuja.
He said the low performance of the economy has been a thing of concern to him, adding his administration was doing everything possible to improve the economy.
He also urged Nigerians to take up Agriculture in a bid to boost the economy.
According to Buhari: “I’m not comfortable with Nigeria’s economy and that is why I’m working hard to get foreign nations to invest in our country.
“We need people to go back to the farm, there are people leaving their air conditioned office and going back to the farm and this has helped us as a country.”
According to him, one of the steps taken so far is reaching out to the international community to allow their multinational firms to come to Nigeria and establish their presence by employing Nigerians through which the economy will pick up.
On corruption, President Buhari said it was high time special courts were established to try several corruption cases currently stuck in conventional courts.
“You have instances of cases lasting for as long as 10 years before they are determined and in some cases judges handling the cases may die. But if there are special courts, there will be a time frame to conclude the corruption cases and not dragging on unnecessarily,” he said.