The outgoing President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has apologised to Nigerians for the impact of his economic policies on them.
Buhari made this known during his farewell broadcast to the nation on Sunday.
The president noted that some of his policies caused “temporary pain and suffering” to Nigerians.
He continued saying although some of the decisions were “difficult choices”, “the measures were taken for the overall good of the country”.
“In the course of revamping the economy, we made some difficult choices, most of which yielded the desired results,” the president said.
“Some of the measures led to temporary pain and suffering for which I sincerely apologised to my fellow countrymen, but the measures were taken for the overall good of the country.”
Buhari will hand over power to Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, on May 29.