President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday gave his administration a pass mark, saying he has not done too badly.
The president shared this opinion of his administration while hosting members of the Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation in London.
This is contained in a statement released by Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity.
The president said he believed his administration had done relatively well especially in light of the state in which the country was when he took over power.
He said past leaders failed to exploit, to the advantage of Nigerians, the myriad natural and human resources available to them.
“Failure of some of the leadership we had in the past led to our not being able to capitalise on resources to improve the lot of the people,” the President said.
This he said kept Nigerians poor while those in power looted with impunity.
“If they had used 50 percent of the money we made when oil prices went as high as $143 per barrel, and stabilised at $100 with production at 2.1 million barrels per day for many years, Nigerians would have minded their business.
“You could almost grow food on our roads, as they were abandoned. The stealing was so much, and they were so inept that they could not even cover the stealing properly.
“I wonder how all those things could have happened to our country,” the President said.