BORNO State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government is trying to rebuild the country after it was crippled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration led by former president Goodluck Jonathan.
Governor Shettima, assured Nigerians that the fuel scarcity being experienced in the country at the moment would end in a couple of weeks. He said President Muhammadu Buhari has put necessary machinery in place to get things right.
Shettima stated this in Owerri, Imo State, yesterday, while fielding questions from newsmen when he visited Governor Rochas Okorocha with the governors of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sanni Bello and Jigawa State, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar Monmni.
He noted that “the hiccups faced by the nation at the moment was expected, as the APC government is in the process of rebuilding the nation from the bastardized state it was left by the PDP.
“When PDP was misruling the country, the price of oil was hovering around 140 dollars per barrel. The price has now plummeted to less than 40 dollars per barrel. It is to the credit of President Buhari that the nation is still moving despite the decline in revenue. If the PDP had continued in power, the nation would have disintegrated,” Governor Shettima said.
He added that “The integrity of the president has earned Nigeria respect in the global community as corruption has reduced drastically and impunity is a thing of the past now. Nigerians should give President Buhari the benefit of doubt because he has shown sincerity in his desire to build a nation of our collective dreams and aspirations.”
Governor Shettima said that the APC led government is winning the war against insurgency as all the roads that were previously closed have been reopened while the local governments have been recovered from the insurgents.
“The APC government has scored a great deal in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency. All the roads in Borno State have been opened for business unlike before when Boko Haram was occupying some local government areas”.
Also speaking, Governor Okorocha said: “There was enough evidence that Nigeria was almost going down the drain before the emergence of the APC government. God loves this country and that is why he brought APC at this point in time to save the nation from imminent collapse.