The polity was once awash with cheers and jeers, the day before today, over President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks that he had executed his easiest for Nigeria since he got here to energy on May 29, 2015.

President Buhari, who spoke in Washington DC, USA whilst assembly with Al-Mahfoudh Bin Bayyah, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Forum, and Bob Roberts, his deputy, mentioned fixing the issues affecting youths was once the concern of his govt as a result of they have been the rustic’s promise for a greater long run.

According to a commentary by way of Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari mentioned: “We are big in size and population, facing many challenges, but in many areas, we are trying. In seven-and-a-half years, I have done my best.”

The president additionally famous the want to elevate a era of youths devoid of non secular extremism and bigotry, and advised the Abu Dhabi Forum to proceed to focus on the younger other folks “who are the promise of the future.”

He endured: “Your work is very important in helping, especially the youth, to understand one another and at the same time, to be proud of their heritage. This great initiative by you will help future generations to plan well and live together in peace. On our part, we will continue to solve our problems, especially as they relate to the youths.”

On his phase, Bin Bayyah mentioned the consult with was once to ask Buhari to wait an award conferment on him in reputation of his achievements in selling peace and safety.

He mentioned the conferment is in keeping with the root’s paintings in preventing non secular extremism, selling non violent coexistence and discussion amongst all religions.

Cheers, jeers

Buhari’s remarks elicited combined reactions within the polity with some hailing him, and others pronouncing his easiest was once no longer excellent sufficient for the sector’s greatest black country.

Buhari has executed smartly — APC Campaign

The Presidential Campaign Council PCC of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, aligned itself with President Buhari’s declaration that he has executed his easiest for Nigeria since he assumed place of job in 2015.

Minister of State, Labour and Employment and Chief Spokesperson of the APC PCC, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, in a phone interview with Vanguard mentioned the president took over the affairs of the rustic at an overly tricky time.

Keyamo mentioned: “Since 2015 when the president got here on board, and the truth that he took over the rustic at a time when no much less an individual than Okonjo-Iweala, the Finance Minister below President Goodluck Jonathan had instructed the sector and predicted that we have been heading for a recession, that was once when President Buhari took over the financial system.

“With that recession, next recession, and the pandemic that got here, with the worldwide close-down, with the detrimental figures we were given from time to time from the sale of oil — at some extent, oil dropped all the way down to minus 0 and we could not promote oil in any respect. With all of the ones demanding situations and the truth that he has been ready to persuade the rustic thus far the place our signs are nonetheless higher than many nations on the earth, I will say that the president is proper to mention he has executed his easiest for Nigeria.

“He will leave Nigeria a better place than it ordinarily would have been if he had not carefully handled the economy of this country.”

Your easiest no longer excellent sufficient – SDP, ADC

However, the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Prince Adewole Adebayo had mentioned in a one-sentence reaction to Buhari’s declare, “His best is not good enough.”

Speaking in like approach, the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, Mr Kachikwu Dumebi, mentioned: “Buhari, your best is not good enough. This is what most Nigerians think about the president’s performance in office. Our nation under this president has failed in all developmental indices but yet our president and his handlers continue to beat their chests about invisible achievements. The president still has an opportunity to redeem his image, and that is if he resigns today.”

You failed, Nigerians worse off — MBF

The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, tackled President Buhari for claiming that he had executed his easiest for Nigerians, pronouncing his management had failed and left Nigerians worse off.

National President of MBF, Dr Bitrus Pogu, described the declare by way of the President as not anything however image- laundering in a international land.

Pogu mentioned: “The commentary from President Buhari was once a self-review. Of path, no one will say the rest detrimental about himself. But we’re Nigerians and we all know that his efficiency has been under moderate.

“Whether you communicate of the financial system or safety, which was once the primary factor in his marketing campaign when he got here into energy, and different indices, you’re going to know that he has failed and left Nigerians worse off.

“When you communicate of the financial system, recall that once he got here in 2015, the USA greenback was once exchanging for approximately N197 however lately within the open marketplace, it’s exchanging for nearly N800. Prices of products and services and products have long gone past the creativeness of any one. There is such a lot poverty and you’ll be able to see poverty at the faces of nearly all of Nigerians. Insecurity has grown from Boko Haram within the North- East to national killings, kidnappings for ransom and all of that.

“If you communicate of infrastructural building, there may be not anything to have fun. You can not say, sure that is an success that he can speak about. So, I feel he simply sought after to launder his picture however I imagine the Embassies of international nations are right here in Nigeria they usually know the reality about what Nigerians were going thru in seven-and-a-part years. And we Nigerians additionally know the reality.

“So, looking at these indices, what the president has said is far from what obtains in this country. It is better for Mr President to accept that he has failed in so many areas but that he would do his best to right some of the wrongs before he leaves office. I think that would have been a better thing to say than to say that he has done his best.”

Buhari’s easiest is abysmal failure — PANDEF

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, on its phase, mentioned that President Buhari’s declare that he had executed his easiest for Nigeria was once unlucky, including that the president’s easiest was once a complete failure.

PANDEF National Publicity Secretary, Mr Ken Robinson, in a talk with Vanguard, mentioned: “Perhaps, Buhari has any other definition for easiest. But if the definition of Buhari is the definition recognized by way of all as ‘easiest,’ then Buhari’s easiest is an abysmal failure.

“Buhari has degraded the rustic in all spheres from the place it was once to decrease geographical regions on the subject of our rankings as one of the crucial quickest rising economies now to the headquarters of poverty on the earth.

“As we discuss, the South-South has somewhat develop into the most secure position within the nation as a result of there are problems within the South-East, North-East, North-West, or even the North-Central that was once a secure haven.

“When Buhari speaks that he has executed his easiest for Nigeria, clearly, his easiest is deficient and no longer excellent sufficient. It additionally might be that he’s no longer in contact with the truth on flooring and he speaks from the location of what he’s instructed, as a result of, most likely he’s unaware of what’s in point of fact going down within the nation.

“The financial system is in its worst state, the rustic’s harmony and concord are at their lowest stage since the nation has no longer been this divided. The emotions of disaffection, exclusion and alienation are at their top.

“It is unfortunate that the president will be making this kind of statement and it is obviously insensitive to the reality on the ground and it is an insult to the sufferings and pains that Nigerians are going through.”

Buhari’s easiest has left Nigeria worse than he met it — Labour Party

Labour Party Presidential Campaign, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration that he has executed his easiest for Nigeria as unlucky.

Chief Spokesperson of the Presidential Campaign Council of the Labour Party, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, mentioned this in a phone interview with Vanguard, in Abuja, the day before today.

Tanko mentioned: “It is fairly unlucky. I say so as a result of his easiest has left Nigeria and Nigerians the worst for it.

“Today, President Buhari’s easiest has made Nigeria an object of pity some of the comity of countries.

“We don’t seem to be the worst on the subject of God’s blessings in mineral deposits however we’ve got been qualified as the sector’s poverty capital with 163 million people out of about 200 million other folks dwelling in abject poverty.

“Buhari’s easiest has grew to become Nigerians into one, if no longer essentially the most bad country to are living in as a result of lack of confidence.

“Life for many Nigerians lately is, as they are saying, ‘depressing, brutish and brief’ as a result of the lack of confidence, which has develop into nearly a norm.

“Our farmers are being denied get entry to to their farms by way of bandits, terrorists and different non-state actors are living off ransoms pressured out of blameless electorate in rural communities.

“President Buhari’s best has elevated corruption to the level of statecraft with cases of corruption in government agencies treated with kid gloves.”

Tanko famous that the evident failure of the President and his ruling All Progressives Congress to ship was once the explanation at the back of the clarion name by way of patriotic Nigerians for Peter Obi, to steer the fee of Nigerians taking again their nation come 2023.

It’s unlucky that is Buhari’sbest for Nigerians — Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo mentioned from Buhari’s self-review, it was once now transparent that each Nigerians and the global neighborhood puffed up him forward of his election in 2015.

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation mentioned from indications, Nigeria didn’t fare higher below Buhari.

According to the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Dr Chiedozie Ogbonnia, “Evidently, that is the most efficient President Buhari has to supply this country. Since 2015, if Nigerians had recognized that that is the most efficient he may be offering Nigerians, no one would have voted for him.

“Nobody anticipated what is occurring in Nigeria lately. The financial system is so unhealthy; lack of confidence is one thing else; ethnicity has been promoted; nepotism has been the order of the day; and each thing more that characterises deficient states and backwardness of a state.

“In fact, there is evidence of fragility in all respects in Nigeria today. There are all indicators of fragile states in Nigeria and this is the best he can offer to Nigerians.”

It’s a decent admission of failure — Afenifere

In its response, the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, described the president’s feedback as a decent admission of failure.

Afenifere’s Secretary, Mr Sola Ebiseni, mentioned: “The declaration by the President that he has done his best for Nigeria is an honest admission of failure, which he pitifully attributed to the fact that “we’re giant in dimension and inhabitants” as though that was once past his wisdom, at the same time as a former head of state.