President, Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the 17 achievements of
President Muhammadu Buhari in 2017, listed by the Presidency, on Friday.
Jonathan who reacted through Reno
Omokri, his erstwhile Aide on New Media, disclosed that the achievements
were an embarrassment for the Buhari administration.
In a post published on his Facebook
page, Omokri said: “The Buhari government released a list of 17 of its
greatest achievements a few hours ago, and after reading it, I was
embarrassed for the regime.
“The Buhari administration counts
exiting a recession that it put Nigeria into, as its greatest
achievement of 2017! This government is the definition of cluelessness!
We exited recession by growing at 0.5%, meanwhile our population grew by
2.6%. Do the math and pray that 2019 is the end of this nightmare!
“And going further, they go on to list
stabilizing the Naira as one of their achievements! A Naira they met at
₦199 to $1, and which is presently ₦365 to $1 has not been ‘stabilized’,
it has been murdered. The Naira is in such bad shape that $1 can give
you a Naira for every day of the year.
“And how can this propagandist regime
list bumper harvest as achievements, when the latest Global Hunger Index
published by the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute,
indicates that hunger has increased in Nigeria?
“And stating that ‘the Nigeria Customs
Service recorded its highest-ever revenue collection, crossing the One
Trillion Naira (N1,000,000,000) mark’, is nothing short of fraud.
“What the Buhari administration and the
Nigerian Customs Service failed to tell Nigerians, is that this amount
is less than half what the Nigerian Customs Service generated in 2014,
when you factor in the devaluation of the Naira.
“In 2014, the Nigerian Customs Service generated ₦978 billion.
“When you factor in the official
exchange rate in 2014 of 150 Naira to a dollar, that ₦978 billion was
equivalent to $6.5 billion.
“However, when you convert the ₦1
trillion the Nigerian Customs Service generated in 2017, using the
official inter-bank exchange rate of 365 Naira to one dollar, that ₦1
trillion is equivalent to $2.7 billion!
“In other words, the Nigerian Customs
Service generated less than half of what it generated in 2014, and this
fact cannot be hidden with their infantile propaganda.
“You go through these 17 so-called
achievements, and you soon realize that there is nothing tangible like a
road built or a refinery started. All their farcical ‘achievements’ are
“Finally, let me add that Nigeria is
broke. The Buhari administration has borrowed more than any government
before it. Our total debt stands today at slightly over $64 billion.
“Foreign and domestic lenders are now
wary of lending to the Nigeria government. The landing cost for petrol
is ₦171.40 per litre. Buhari has been secretly paying a subsidy of
₦26.40 per litre, because he was ashamed of being exposed as a
hypocrite, for telling Nigerians that subsidy does not exist, and
Jonathan was deceiving the nation. Now he can no longer afford the
deception. Don’t be a fool. Prepare for fuel price increase. IT WILL
“That is one achievement I can credit the Buhari administration with.”