Why Nigerians Will Miss Buhari – Femi Adesina
According to the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, Nigerians will miss President Muhammadu Buhari when he leaves office.
In a piece headed ‘Buhari’s Footprints On Waterways,’ the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity stated his principle had done his best for Nigeria despite distractions from all sides.
In part, the article says:
“He (Buhari) utilized and made our inland waterways more effective and efficient. Plus many more. Won’t good people miss him when he breasts the tape?
“This quiet performer. We will surely do. But we are delighted that he has done his best for Nigeria, despite distractions from all fronts.”
Meanwhile, President Buhari has previously accused Nigerians of being unfair in their judgment of his administration’s performance, claiming that despite performing “very well,” people continue to refuse to congratulate him.
This comes as he accuses the country’s elite of being unconcerned about Nigeria and its various problems.
Buhari spoke in Owerri, Imo state, on Tuesday after inaugurating several projects overseen by Governor Hope Uzodinma.
He said; “In terms of time and resources, this administration has done extremely well. I have to say it because those who are supposed to say it are not saying it. I don’t know why.”
He also chastised former Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo for neglecting to enhance the country’s infrastructure despite making a fortune from crude oil.
The president went on to outline his administration’s accomplishments over the last seven years.
He added; “To be frank with you, I blame the Nigerian elite for not thinking hard about our country. Between 1999 and 2015 when we came in, I would like people to check the Central Bank and the NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Company), the average production was 2.1 million barrels per day. Nigeria was earning at this time 2.1 million times but look at the state of infrastructure, look at the road…look at the railway, it was virtually killed. Power, we are still struggling.
“But when we came, unfortunately, the militants were unleashed, production went down to half a million bpd. Look at the problem in the North-East, check with anybody from Borno or Adamawa, how many local governments were in the hands of the government and how many were in the hands of Boko Haram? Fraudulent people, whoever they are, are fraudulent! But now, go and ask the hard-working governor of Borno State, a very hard-working governor. The Federal Government is in charge now.”
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