I deliberately closed borders — Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that his administration’s decisions were made with the country’s development in mind.
This was stated on Tuesday at the Abuja inauguration of a new Customs Headquarters constructed at a cost of N19.6 billion.
Such policies, according to Buhari, became legacies because they became the pride of the people and the nation.
He cited the importation ban on foreign rice as an example of such a policy.
“I consciously shut the borders. I stated that you must either eat what you grow or grow what you eat, and Nigerians later acknowledged its value, he said.
Regarding corruption, Buhari stated that he had nothing to hide and that “those who follow Nigerian leaders to condemn them for misappropriation and misconduct will have a problem with me.”
Regarding the relationship with neighbouring African nations, the president stated that cordial relations must be maintained.
“When I became president, my first trip was to Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, because if you don’t win their trust, you’re in trouble.”