On Thursday, the president of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said that the the country Nigeria has suddenly become poor due to the sharp drop in the price of oil.
He said the reason the people are not aware of the severe shortage is because of the way the administration is handling the problem if not the his administration has been very careful in the way they are handling the nation’s resources the problem would have escalated.
President Muhammadu Buhari said this at the Presidential Villa in Abuja while receiving Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, Secretary-General of the United Nations and the United Nations Population Fund’s Executive Director.
Mr Femi Adesina, the president Special Adviser on Media and Publicity delivering the statement of President Buhari said, the president commitment to transparency and accountability was serving the government in ways that the shortage of resources could not be noticed.
In the statement, he said “suddenly Nigeria is a poor country but our commitment to transparency and accountability is not making people know the extent of the shortage of resources in the country”
He said that the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA should bear with Nigeria in areas that the country could not live to it responsibilities as expected for now,
President Buhari thanked the United Nations agency for their relentless effort and commitment to saving lives in the country most especially the lives of women and children.