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Buhari Defends Record as Nigerians Endure Hardship, Insecurity

  • President touts success in tackling corruption, Boko Haram
  • Critics point to struggling economy, runaway state debt
Muhammadu Buhari
Muhammadu BuhariSource: Abaca Press

Nigeria’s outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari said his successor will inherit a far more resilient economy thanks to investments in infrastructure and policies that have bolstered local production.

Under his watch, the government has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen state funds, built new transport links and beaten back militant group Boko Haram, Buhari said in written responses to Bloomberg News questions. With Russia’s war on Ukraine disrupting global supply chains, the government’s support for its farmers and manufacturers has been vindicated, he said.