The Buhari administration led government has put the blame, fault and lapses of this present day Nigeria that has caused external insult on Jonathan's administration.

The Buhari administration led government has put the blame,  fault and lapses of this present day Nigeria that has caused external insult on Jonathan's administration. 

 This comment is a result the Ex president's comment while making speech where he was quoted as saying that he was ashamed that Nigeria has joined comity of countries used to illustrate bad governance.

GEJ who was at the opening ceremony of the first bridge built by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state in Ado Ekiti on Friday, allegedly said that Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari has become a reference point for negative views.


 The former President was said to have cited recent instances when President, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana allegedly mocked the poor state of security in Nigeria and the devalued naira currency. He was quoted to have said, “He (Nana Akufo-Addo) said Ghana is not like Nigeria where cattle roam the streets.


At another occasion in the United Kingdom, he made scathing remarks about Nigeria’s currency.

 “I feel ashamed as a former President that the President of a neighbouring country used Nigeria as negative examples. “If a neighbouring African President will use Nigeria to make negative examples,
then we as leaders must know certain things are wrong in the country.” 

But the Presidency has told former President Jonathan to give the Buhari-led administration a breathing space to clean the mess of his administration.

 Speaking to Sunday Vanguard while reacting to the allegation by Jonathan against Buhari’s government, the Senior Special Assistant to
the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu said that Nigeria was a paria nation under the previous administration but that the country has started gaining back respect in the government. She said,


“Who put us there. He is the one in the mirror, who put us there? The picture is of himself. Let him look at the mirror. So what else does he want to see.
 “President Buhari is trying to clean up the mess and he is doing a good job of it. please they should allow him take time to do this thing. 

“We are gaining back our respectability globally even the citizens when they travel out of the country, they are better respected than they were before.
It was a big shame but we are happy that Mr. Jonathan himself is realising this and hope that his political party will own up what they did to the country.
 “He made Nigeria a laughing stock, if other countries are laughing at Nigeria, who put us there? Are they not the one?”

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