The Nigerian Association of Entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom has condemned those who criticized the nation-wide broadcast of President Muuhammadu Buhari on Monday, saying that such critics are ignorant and malicious,
Chairman of the group, Charles Sylvester said in a statement today, Tuesday, said: “for crying out loud, this is not a budget speech. The government is in continuum as the acting president was in charge in his absence.
“Delivering a long speech would have rendered the work of our capable Vice President as incompetent, which would have been disrespectful and the president is wise not to do just that.”
Charles Sylvester, who described Buhari speech as “a well-articulated and direct speech,” said that members of the group are happy that the President has energetically resumed duty and delivered a well-articulated speech which pointedly summarized the country’s situation, while been decisive in dealing with security threats and economic security.
“This will provide assurances to foreign investors who will be encouraged to do business in Nigeria.
“The large turnout of millions of Nigerians to welcome our president despite glaring challenges is a testament of how he is dearly loved and a phenomenon.
“We call on all Nigerians to continue to support the President and pray that God will grant him good health and the wisdom to lead Nigeria to attain greatness.” [myad]