President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the confidence ordinary Nigerians vested on his administration made him not to bothered about defections in the All Progressives Congress.
Buhari said this while responding to question during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy, Lome.
Speaking with Nigerians who had travelled from the five regions of Togo to welcome him, President Buhari said he was pleased to hear them commend the performance of his administration.
He said, “I am not bothered about the defections. Ordinary Nigerians have developed confidence in us and are defending us. I assure you, majority of Nigerians back home are appreciative of our efforts.”
He promised Nigerians in Togo that his administration will remain steadfast in keeping to its three campaign promises of providing security, improving the economy and fighting corruption.
He explained that, “If past governments had utilised even 25 per cent of the huge oil revenue available to them, Nigerians would not be complaining today, $16 billion was reportedly spent on electricity yet Nigerians still do not have power.
“My administration is commited to providing critical infrastructure, providing loans to farmers thereby cutting rice importation by more than 90 per cent, all recovered illegally acquired assets would now be sold and the money paid into the treasury in the administration’s renewed anti-graft campaign.
“I assure you that we are making progress in security as some displaced farmers are returning to their farms. We will continue to work very hard for our dear country,” he stressed.