President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria is a shining example of democracy.
The president stated this in his 2020 democracy day address to Nigerians on Friday.
He said: “Sustaining our democracy thus far has been a collective struggle, and I congratulate all Nigerians and particularly leaders of our democratic institutions on their resilience and determination to ensure that Nigeria remains a shining example of democracy.
“In my 2019 Democracy Day address, I promised to frontally address the nation’s daunting challenges, especially insecurity, economy, and corruption. I, therefore, find it necessary to give an account of my stewardship on this day.
“We have recorded notable achievements in the course of implementing our nine priority objectives and are establishing a solid foundation for future success.”
The president also said the country’s external reserves increased from $33.42 billion in April to $36 billion in May.
“The external reserves grew from $33.42 billion on April 29th 2020 to about $36 billion in May, 2020 which is enough to finance seven months of import commitments,” he said.