President Muhammadu Buhari has on Friday raised alarm over plots by mischief makers to destroy his hard-earned reputation.
Buhari who stated this in a statement through his media aide Femi Adesina said the reported discussion between Mr. President and the World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, was deliberately twisted by those who it said specialise in such acts to destroy his reputation.
Post-Nigeria recalled that media reports had it that Kim disclosed in Washington DC, United States of America, that Buhari had requested a concentration of the bank’s intervention efforts in the northern part of Nigeria.
In a swift reaction, Adesina said: “The truth of the matter is that President Buhari, right from his first week in office in June 2015, had reached out to the G-7 in Germany that Nigeria needed help to rebuild the North-East, which had been terribly devastated by the insurgency.
“He said the country would prefer help in terms of the rebuilding of infrastructure, rather than cash donation, which may end up being misappropriated. In concert with Governors of the region, a comprehensive list of needed repairs was sent to the G-7 leaders.
“Also, during a trip to Washington in 2015, and many other engagements that followed, President Buhari sought the help of the World Bank in rebuilding the beleaguered North-East, which was then being wrestled from the stranglehold of a pernicious insurgency. “