While speaking with Agence France-Presse at his hotel during the 25th African Summit in Johannesburg on June 14, 2015, President Buhari hinted that his predecessor, President Goodluck Jonathan left Africa's biggest economy deep in debt and the treasury "virtually empty".
And Buhari who was elected on a promise of cleaning up Nigeria's dirty politics and ending Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency has hinted that it may take longer than expected. In his words he said: "I hope we are starting and this culture of 100 days (in power) is bringing so much pressure, with (the) treasury virtually empty, with debts in millions of dollars, with state workers and even federal workers not paid their salaries. Though, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had estimated the country's debts stood at some $60 billion on the handover of power three weeks ago. We might have to wait a little longer for the actual figures and the expected change.