President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is not bothered by the defections in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Responding to a question during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy, Lome, Sunday night, President Buhari said most Nigerians appreciated the performance of his administration.

“I am not bothered about the defections. Ordinary Nigerians have developed confidence in us and are defending us. I assure you, majority of Nigerians back home are appreciative of our efforts.”

Buhari, who expressed delight in seeing the Nigerians who had travelled from the five regions of Togo to welcome him in Lome, said he was pleased to hear them commend the performance of his administration.

A statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the President assured the Nigerians in Togo that his administration had remained steadfast in keeping to its three campaign promises of providing security, improving the economy and fighting corruption.

Buhari said if past governments had utilised even 25 per cent of the huge oil revenue available to them, Nigerians would not be complaining today, citing the $16 billion reportedly spent on electricity and yet Nigerians could not see it.

He assured of his administration’s commitment to providing critical infrastructure and loans to farmers thereby cutting rice importation by more than 90 per cent.

President Buhari said all recovered illegally acquired assets would now be sold and the money paid into the treasury in the administration’s renewed anti-graft campaign.

“I assure you that we are making progress in security as some displaced farmers are returning to their farms. We will continue to work very hard for our dear country,” he stressed.

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