The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, has said President Muhammadu Buhari rescued Nigeria from collapse within the first year of his administration.
Malami said Buhari came at a time when the economy was about to collapse, which would have led to total collapse of the nation, but he rescued the situation within a short period of time.
Daily Trust reports that the Minister, who stated this in a radio programme in Kano, said all sectors of economy suffered serious setback before coming of the president, and that state governments were also rescued through various disbursement of bailouts.
“President did this in less than one year; he rescued our economy from collapse. This is very rare as not all leaders can do this. Even the developed countries suffered much before they rescued situations like this.”
He said the president did not stop there but also introduced programmes such as N-power and COVID-19 interventions that provided employments opportunities to many Nigerians.
On insecurity, Malami said Buhari intervened in the North East and prevented Boko Haram terrorists from launching large-scale attacks, which were incessant during the past administration.
“Before Buhari came, there were so many challenges in the security sector, but now, we have succeeded in preventing the attacks. It’s been long that I heard about attack in markets, worship places and so on,” Malami said.
He added that the committed effort put together by the security operatives forced the bandits in the North West initiate reconciliatory move with the Federal Government.