President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigerian elites to stop
making ‘expensive demands’ from him, as things can no longer be
done in the old way.
Buhari said the way things were done before, led to the
impoverishment of the citizens.
The President was speaking during a meeting with a group of
Nigerians in the Diaspora, at the 3rd Dakar International Forum on
Peace and Security in Africa, held in Dakar, Senegal.
In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media
and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari insisted his administration
was on the right track.
He said: “This administration is pleased we won the election, we
are pleased Nigerians are cooperating with us. But the problems
are so enormous that we need the cooperation of Nigerians,
particularly the elite.
“They (elite) should reflect on the condition of the country, and
stop making expensive demands because things cannot be done
the old way.”
Buhari assured Nigerians in the Diaspora, that the Federal
Government would continue to work towards improving the
negative perception about Nigerians abroad.
“Nigerians are known for their competitiveness and I am very
passionate about Nigeria.
“I will continue to preach good neighbourliness and work hard to
improve the numerous human and material resources in the
country,” he said.