President Muhammad Buhari on Thursday responded to growing criticisms of his administration’s performance, saying his government still has years to go.
Addressing leaders of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja, the president acknowledged his government was facing increasing attacks 10 months after taking office.
“I know you are being harassed since the election that they haven’t seen anything on the ground,” the president said at the APC’s National Executive Committee meeting. “Well, if you have any explanation that could be accepted, (it) is that you have three more years to go.”
Mr. Buhari spoke about his government’s efforts to strengthen the economy, fight insecurity and improve the electoral system.
He also defended his frequent trips abroad.
“For globetrotting, sometimes, you need to present your case on personal basis to your economic colleagues and neighbors.
“Nothing is better than personal touch and I believe that we are learning a lot and eventually, the nation will realize so.”
The president concluded by again, urging party members to accept criticisms in their strides.
“I don’t envy you on the harassment you are going through from your constituencies. Take it with a lot of determination and we will be all right, God willing,” he said.