President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in a shocking statement admitted that the performance of his administration on power was not good enough.
He further called for more efforts by Electricity Distribution Companies to provide needed resources, saying that the Federal Government would do its best to improve the transmission of electricity.
“We are building infrastructure. We are doing our best, but, obviously, our best is not good enough yet”, Buhari said in Abuja when the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Ewuare II, led members of the Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs to visit the president at the Presidential Villa.
The Oba had earlier described the power situation as “pathetic”, saying that the government needs to intervene.
Mr. President in his response as released in a statement by his aide, Mr. Femi Adesina, said that Buhari pleaded to Nigerians to be calm and be patient.
Speaking further, Buhari praised the monarchs for their efforts in fighting against human trafficking.
“I am pleased that you have taken up the fight against human trafficking and I know the effect of your intervention will be felt beyond our borders,” Buhari said.
He also promised that his government would do more work to diversify and strengthen the Nigerian economy.
The Oba of Benin in his statement pleaded with Buhari to intervene in the political disagreement between Governor Godwin Obaseki and Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling APC.
“Mr President, we as traditional rulers in Edo State are concerned about the crisis between Adams Oshiomhole, the APC National Chairman and Governor Obaseki.
“If this crisis is not resolved now with immediate effect, it may jeopardise the progress of the state.
“On behalf of the good people of Edo State, we kindly appeal to Mr President to use your good offices to intervene and stop this crisis.”
He also congratulated Buhari and prayed for God’s guidance while he picks his cabinet members.
“We pray the Almighty God to help you put in place a formidable team of men and women of proven integrity that will join you to take this nation to the next level,” he said.
“Considering that Edo State is the only All Progressives Congress state in the South-South, may we crave Mr President’s indulgence to have two ministerial slots,” he added.
Naija Buzz News had reported how the president while speaking with the Buhari Media Organisation who had visited him at the Presidential Villa few days ago noted that he needed a formidable team for the enormous task ahead.
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