Pro Muhammadu Buhari senator, Abu Ibrahim, says the value added to Nigeria’s foreign reserve by the president, Muhammadu Buhari, is up to $16Bn. Ibrahim, who is chairman of the board of the Board of Trustee (BOT) of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), said this was despite dwindling oil prices.
It is not clear how Ibrahim calculated the reserves added by Buhari but he met $23Bn and it is now $46.5Bn.
Ibrahim said this Monday at the commissioning of the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups, (NCBSG), Cross River State chapter, at State housing Estate, Calabar, while unveiling the office for use ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
According to the BOT chairman , the President has done well: economy is improving by the day, his social investment programme are on course, price of oil is picking up, a lot of infrastructure are being provided, like roads, railway, and power supply throughout the country.
He said; “We are on the path of economic recovery, a lot of looted funds are being recovered by the Anti-Graft agencies, this government is performing very well and we are determined to do more for Nigerians in the years to come”
In a welcome Address by the state coordinator of NCBSG, Patrick Ene, disclosed that President Buhari has been most magnanimous to the people of the state through numerous appointment as over 20 appointments so far. “I therefore make bold to say that Cross River State has never had it so good in the history of Federal governance, we the people of the state therefore endorse Mr President to re-contest for 2019”
Also Speaking, the former Governor of Cross River State, Clement Ebri, discountenanced the rumour that the president was against the Nigerian youths, saying that Buhari was solidly behind them as witnessed in his social investment programmes.
“Buhari is youth friendly and will continue to work for the interest of the Nigeria youth both at home and in the Diaspora”.