Mr James Entwistle,stated this in an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja on Friday.
|Mr James Entwistle|
“I see a parallel between President Buhari and President Obama. “President Obama had not been in office for very long, but the people had same kind of impatience. “And I think in my country a lot of people forgot how difficult the situation was that President Obama inherited. “I think the same thing is happening with President Buhari – to a certain degree.
ut Mr President inherited a very difficult set of circumstances and some of the things that he has identified that need to be done – end corruption; reform the petroleum sector and end the conflict in the North-East. “These are things that even if he works as hard as he can, it will take some time.
“It is completely understandable to me that people have a high expectation, they are impatient, they want to see change.
“I think he has put in place some things, though I am not an economist, but what he has done with the exchange rate and fuel subsidy and so on.
“I think in a very deliberate fashion the economy hopefully is going to improve. “But remember that in this age, no country is an economic island. “What affects a country affects the economy of every other country. “I gave the President very good marks and let’s see how he marches forward in the next few months.”