President Muhammadu Buhari says he is guided by his own historical antecedents as a military head of state in taking decisions.
He told leaders of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday that “he is not in a hurry” to take decisions.
It took the President six months to unveil his cabinet and several months to make many key appointments including appointing boards for government’s agencies and parastatals.
Speaking when he hosted some top members of the party at the presidential villa in Abuja, Buhari, Buhari said his experience as a military dictator is one of the major reasons for his gradual pace.
He said he is fully aware of the issues confronting the country and that he is guided by historical antecedents.
“I felt I had to invite you to let us eat together and I tell you that I am sitting here very much aware of the problem in this country. I will always reflect on historical antecedents,” he said.
“I decided to drop the uniform and come back here (to be president of Nigeria), so I have gone through it over and over again. This is why I am not in a hurry to do anything. I will sit and reflect, and continue to (operate) with my clear conscience.”
Critics of the current administration have accused the president of moving at a slow pace but he replied them saying he preferred going “slow and steady”.