My administration left Nigeria in a better position than we met it – Obasanjo

Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has asserted that his government was among the best the nation has ever had.

He spoke in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Tuesday, at the Safe Online Youth Fellowship Bootcamp organised by NerdzFactory Company.

Chief Obasanjo, who reeled out his administration’s accomplishments while in power said:

“When I came in as elected President, I wanted to get debt relief because we were spending $3.5 billion every year servicing debt and the quantum of the debt was not going down. Today, I can say that I made Nigeria better than I found it from an economic perspective.

“I found $3.7 billion in the reserves and we were spending $3.5 billion to service our debt. By the time I left, we had a debt of about $36 billion with the debt relief, and I left with a debt of $3.6 billion. Also, I left a reserve of over $50 billion. I also achieved excess crude for the country worth over $25 billion.”

The former president said if success meant leaving a place better than one met it, his administration achieved that with an excellent track record.

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