9th April, 2016
Fatai Buhari, the senator representing Oyo North, has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari will fix the nation’s problems and restore its lost glory.
Buhari told newsmen in Ibadan on Saturday that the president had good intentions, and was committed to restoring the lost glory, adding that, it would be achieved.
“President Buhari and the APC have good plans to transform Nigeria into a better country, and this I am sure he will achieve within the period of four years.
“Nigerians voted for the party and we will not betray the confidence reposed in us, they should just be more patient,” he said.
The lawmaker apologised to Nigerians on behalf of the party for the current situation in the nation and added that it was not a new development.
“We have seen it now and we will surely fix it.
“We understand what Nigerians are passing through and we won’t make it hard on them till we solve the problems.
“What we promise Nigerians is safe landing and we shall surely deliver on our promises,” he said.
On the ongoing fuel crisis, Buhari said that the country needed to accelerate the Public Private Partnership (PPP) process of fixing the nation’s refineries to make them functional again.
“We are in this mess because we don’t have maintenance culture, if we have maintained the existing refineries in the country; we will not need to import fuel.
“I am sure with PPP, there will be a total turnaround of the situation,” he said.
The senator said that the government was also exploring the potentials that abound in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector as another source of income for the nation.
According to him, “South Korea did not have oil but built their economy on ICT, and today the country is one of the most advanced countries of the world.”
Buhari, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, said that the mistakes and errors in the 2016 budget had been corrected.
He said that details of the corrected budget had been submitted to the president for assent and implementations.
On the ongoing trial of the Senate President at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, the lawmaker said that he would have resigned from his position if he was in his shoes.
“I hate talking about personalities but on this matter, I would have resigned like the President of Iceland recently did.
“I will resign from that position whether I am right or wrong,” he said.