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Monday, March 14, 2016

Desist from criticizing President Buhari's foreign trips, Bauchi State Governor, Abdullahi Abubakar warns opposition.

Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has warned opposition politicians in Nigeria to desist from criticizing President Buhari’s foreign trips and allegation of being too slow in dealing with the major challenges facing the nation, a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Abubakar al-Sadique reads.

The Governor who gave this warning in Burra on Sunday, March 13 at the distribution of empowerment materials presented by the member representing Burra constituency at the state house of assembly, Honourable Abdullahi Sa’ad Abdulqadir said it is unfair to accuse the All Progressives Congress governments at various levels which have only been in office for less than a year "for not doing enough to clear the inherited rot" made by the past administrations in 16 years.

He said for anybody to accuse the All Progressives Congress administrations for being slow, the APC administrations should be allowed to spend 16 years in office before such “conclusions can be reached”. Governor Abubakar noted that the state of insecurity the country found itself under the past administration has become a thing a past under the president administration, but regretted that the critics of the administration appeared to have forgotten all that, and added that score is made “in the anticorruption crusade launched by the President”.

The Governor therefore charged the opposition to scout for better issues of national interest to engage the APC administrations on and stop criticizing the foreign trips of the President and the anticorruption campaign launched by his administration. He explained that since the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office last year, the nation’s economic fortunes have been dwindling.

He said with the blockades of leakages and loopholes through which public treasury was being siphoned as well as foreign trips embarked upon by the president, adequate resources that will finance more than half of the 2016 budget have been saved by the President.

The Governor assured that the President and all APC governors are working assiduously to turn around the economy and reduced over dependence on oil revenue.

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