Saturday, 9 July 2016
U.S ambassador talks about Buhari,asks Nigerians to be patient
– The U.S. ambassador to Nigeria has commented on the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration
– James Entwistle has praised the president’s success in fight against corruption and insecurity as well as overcoming economic problems
– “It is good that the expectations from Mr. President are very high. But, I think people should remember what he inherited.
“ James Entwistle, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, has shared his thoughts on the situation in the country, expectations of Nigerians, the president’s wise approach to economic problems, fight against corruption and insecurity during a meeting with journalists on Friday.
Mr Entwistle said: “I see a parallel between President Buhari and President Obama. President Obama had not been in office very long before the people had the same kind of impatience. A lot of people forgot what difficult situation President Obama inherited. I think the same thing is happening to President Buhari.
It is completely understandable for the people to have high expectations. They are impatient, because they want to see change. But, the president inherited very difficult circumstances.
The ambassador has expressed his respect to President Buhari, who has abbiden by his campaign promise to make fight against corruption the focus of his administration.
“He has done exactly what he said he would do. It’s clear that he has unleashed the investigative agencies to follow every evidence and information wherever it goes.
"I have been following the investigations of those arrested to see whether there is any evidence that they are politically motivated, I have not found any.”