Buhari Says Transparency, Accountability Helping FG to Keep Afloat


Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his commitment to transparency and accountability is serving the government in good stead despite severe shortage of resources in the country.

A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said Buhari‎ spoke at the State House, Abuja, while receiving the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin.

The president said: “It has been a very difficult year for Nigeria. Before we came to office, petroleum sold for about $100 per barrel. Then it crashed to $37, and now oscillates between $40 and $45 per barrel. Suddenly, we’re a poor country, but commitment to transparency and accountability is not making people know that there is severe shortage.”