Nigeria is in a terrible state of underdevelopment, says Buhari/ Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has observed the country is in a terrible state of underdevelopment battling several problems worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.

Buhari stated this on Tuesday when he held a virtual meeting with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).

He said: “We are a country characterised by a large population of poor people, serious infrastructure deficit, lack of housing and a vulnerable economy now haunted by the COVID-19 pandemic and collapse of the oil sector and its effect on the gross domestic product (GDP).”

Doyin Salami, who led the council during the virtual meeting, lauded the Buhari-led administration for implementing several of its recommendations.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the council presented the government with a number of “tough choices to make in order to put the country’s economy on a higher growth path”.

Salami, while recommending several measures needed to rejig the country’s economy, said more needed to be done to increase efficiency, coordination and accountability among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).