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FACT CHECK | Nigerians Demolish President Buhari’s #DemocracyDay Speech

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is seen at the United Nations in New York City Sept. 19, 2017. Nigeria's bishops condemned repeated killings of innocent Nigerians by suspected ethnic militias in northeastern Nigeria and said the president should resign if he could not keep the country safe. (CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters) See NIGERIA-BISHOPS-BUHARI-VIOLENCE April 27, 2018.

Many Nigerians on social media have been reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s May 29 2018 Democracy Day speech.

In the speech, President Buhari listed a series of achievements which he claimed his administration achieved in the past three years.

He said the capacity of the Boko Haram insurgents had been degraded by his government, leading to the re-establishment of authority of government and the release of captives including, 106 Chibok and 104 Dapchi girls, and over 16,000 other persons held by the Boko Haram.

He noted that the international community have begun to applaud his policies and determination to fight corruption and appealed to Nigerians to continue to support his government in this fight.

On the economy, Buhari said his administration had focused on revamping the ailing economy it inherited in 2015, adding that policies introduced have helped to cut down rice importation from other countries by 90% which has a direct impact on foreign reserves.

He said in the area of power generation, Nigerians from all parts of the country continue to report better power supply and less use of generators. “This underscores the effectiveness of the methodical plan to deliver incremental and uninterrupted power supply to our homes, markets, offices and factories”, he said.

He added that the country achieved 5, 222.3 MW representing the highest peak of power generated onto the national grid and delivered to customers in December, 2017.

See the reaction that followed his speech on Twitter Nigeria:



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