“But unfortunately for us as a people, we discovered that the billions of Naira and hundreds of millions of Dollars that were supposed to be expended by the previous government to acquire good equipment and ammunition for the military, there was an abuse of trust at various levels that cost Nigeria a lot of lives and goodwill.
“On this we cannot keep quiet and it is coming out gradually. It is very unfortunate. It is a known fact that Nigeria earned its respect from Burma to Zaire to Liberia to Sierra Leone.
“But it reached a stage where the Nigerian military could not secure 14 local governments out of 774 local governments. As I have always said how has the mighty fallen. But we are doing our best and I hope our best will be good enough.”
The Speaker of the House, Hon. Yakubu Dogara responded by thanking Buhari. However, he challenged the President to deliver on his promises by saying;
“If we don’t get it right under you, then, those of us in this generation should forget about getting it right.”
“We sincerely believe we should lay the foundation of a lasting legacy for generations to come.”