Reno Omokri responds to Buhari’s declaration that Nigeria will be better off in 2023 than it was in 2015

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, announced that as he leaves office in 2023, Nigeria has made significant progress compared to 2015. He asserted that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) has increased under his administration when compared to the previous presidency of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. However, his statement has sparked a heated online debate, with many arguing that Jonathan’s administration had a higher GDP than what Buhari claimed. Continue Reading>>>

In response to President Buhari’s remarks, Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, took to his Twitter account to counter the claim, calling it a provocative and outright falsehood. He stated, “On May 29, 2015, when President Goodluck Jonathan handed over the Presidency of Nigeria to General Buhari, the nation’s Gross Domestic Product was $509.9 billion. Please verify this information independently. In 2023, as General Buhari prepares to hand over the Presidency to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, our estimated Gross Domestic Product is $450 billion.”


Omokri alleged that Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration had a significantly higher GDP than what Buhari claimed to have inherited in 2015. He further remarked, “Based on the facts presented above, General Buhari’s statement in his so-called farewell broadcast to the nation, where he stated, ‘I am confident that I am leaving office with Nigeria better in 2023 than in 2015,’ is a highly provocative and blatant lie.” Continue Reading>>>


Since Omokri’s tweet surfaced online, it has garnered numerous reactions from Nigerians. Here are some of the comments made by individuals in response to the post.

“Sir, can you name any country in the world that remained unaffected by the pandemic? Inflation rates increased worldwide during and after the pandemic, and even the United States faced a recession. Please correct me if I’m mistaken.”


Buhari’s performance in the areas of economy, security, and debt management was lacking, but there were notable improvements in infrastructure development. The reason we initially supported Buhari was due to Goodluck Jonathan’s inability to address power management and corruption. It was a free-for-all situation that led to the worst outcomes.”


Below are screenshots of their comments.

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