He said: "For a nation of people who are competitive and driven, it is not a pride that we are the lowest performer in tax to GDP, not just in Africa, but in the world".
While receiving the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Reverend Justin Welby in London on Wednesday, President Buhari said it was necessary for him to make his intention public because many Nigerians wanted to know his intention. This was partially a function of the reliance on oil that saw us abandon the historical revenue collection systems and switch to a culture of sharing resources, rather than generating them.
"But until we approve, no single amount can be taken from that account", the Adamawa lawmaker said.
He said this is important "so that they can be free from religious manipulation", and added that no true religion advocates the hurting or killing of the innocent. It has always been there but now made worse by the influx of armed gunmen from the Sahel region into different parts of the West African sub-region. When he was killed, the gunmen escaped with their arms.
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It looked unlikely they would offer much of a contest after Chris Wood and Kevin Long scored in the first nine minutes. It is more than 50 years since the Clarets have been involved in a continental competition.
Although things are not really working the way we expected but with the foundation the president has put in place in the last 3 years, his reelection will consolidate the gain.
President Buhari lamented that "irresponsible politics" has been brought into the farmers/herders' crisis but assured that enduring solutions would be found, and justice is done to all concerned. Making noise would not help.
He used the opportunity to call on the President to, as a matter of importance assent to the Not Too Young To Run Bill to give room for more people to participate in the electoral processes.
"You have my best wishes on your recent decision. We will be praying for you".