MasterwebNews 10/7/16 - US envoy to Nigerians: Be patient with Buhari

[ Masterweb Reports: Abdullateef Salau reports ] - The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, has urged Nigerians to exercise patience with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in economic recovery, stressing that situation will improve very soon.


Entwistle said there was a similarity between what is happening to Buhari and what happened to U.S. President Barrack Obama when he came to power.


“And I think in my country a lot of people forgot a very difficult situation President Obama inherited. I think the same thing is happening to President Buhari to a certain degree.It is completely understanding that the people have a high expectation, they are impatient they want to see change,” the envoy stated.


“But Mr. President inherited a very difficult set of circumstances and some of the things that he has identified that need to be done to end corruption that we found in the petroleum sector and the crisis in the North-East. These are things that even if we work as fast as we can it will take a very long time,” he said.


“I think we have to remember what he inherited. And in my own opinion we have to be neutral and balance, I think Mr. President and his team have done a good job within this period,” Entwistle said.


He noted that the slide in the economy was as a result of some of the things inherited by the president such as poor infrastructure in the petroleum sector and others.


*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari


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