President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that he doesn’t care about those who call him ‘Baba go slow’
According to the President, he doesn’t want to make the mistake he did as a military Head of State when he was so much in hurry.
Now, he said he is going slowly to survive. Buhari was responding to questions during a town hall meeting with the Nigerian community in Dubai.
“So, whoever calls me ‘Baba go slow’, I’m very cautious of historical antecedent. Since I was in a hurry, I was locked up, I’m going slow so that I can survive.” Buhari stated
The President explained that even though some Nigerians see him as ‘Baba go slow’, he did loot the country.
“I may be ‘Baba go slow’ but I didn’t loot. People have to be proven guilty before they are locked up. All that I have to do is to tell the police, and DSS that somebody has so many houses, he has so many investment and his salary is this.
“Recently, the EFCC placed an advert in some of the national newspapers and showed how much was recovered in term of fixed asset and money.”
He added “But what this administration did is to encourage Treasury Single Account (TSA), where government revenue goes to. If you see how the money goes in, then when it goes out, you can follow it.
“Before everybody was doing his own thing. You had ministry with 20 accounts. The office of the Auditor General of the Federation or the Accountant General cannot follow it.
“So, when we came we said there must be TSA, all government revenues must go there and from there you can trace where it has gone to. It’s a very unpopular decision but I feel relieved that people have to account for whatever they manage.”