President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, lambasted Nigerians, describing them as “very forgetful” of the “achievements” of his administration in the last six years.
He also urged his critics to do so objectively.
Buhari, who spoke on Friday evening during an interview aired on NTA, said “this administration has tried” since it came into power in May 2015.
Asked about his government’s anti-corruption crusade, Buhari said his administration has done relatively well in prosecuting corrupt politicians.
He said, “Nigerians, I think, are very forgetful. I am very pleased that the majority of Nigerians think that this administration, under the circumstance, are (sic) doing their (sic) best but people who misappropriated funds are elected members either at state or federal level…
“You can accuse them or try to prove that when they were elected members of the House of Reps and they are given ministries and so on, they had only one house and maybe a wife but now they have several houses may be in Abuja, maybe in Lagos, so, rarely, if you try to work out their legitimacy limit, viz-a-viz their expenditure, they will be exposed.”
The President also said there was the need for the establishment of specialised courts in the country to speed up the trial of corrupt politicians.