WITH LESS THAN TWO YEARS to go, in Buhari’s two terms of eight years in office, and after six years administering the affairs of the nation, Femi Adesina, the president’s Media Adviser, said in a statement on Friday, that the president has recorded achievements that will make Nigerians proud of him after leaving office in 2023.
Buhari’s administration clocks six years, May 29, 2021. Femi Adesina’s statement is titled: “The Buhari Administration at 6 – Counting the Blessing One by One.” It was meant to commemorate the president’s six years in office; but ended up reeling our what observers described as “garbage”.
The statement reads: “The Muhammadu Buhari administration clocks six years May 29, 2021. This milestone affords the opportunity to reflect, and recount the impact that has been made (and is being made) on different sectors of national life.
“From infrastructure, to finance, education, healthcare, sports, anti-corruption, human development, housing, oil and gas, foreign relations, and many others, the administration is recording giant strides, enough to make Nigerians proud. That is, those who are dispassionate and fair-minded, not beclouded by political partisanship and undue cynicism.
“Some people claim: ‘We don’t see what they are doing. We don’t hear about it.’ When the Administration breasts the tape in another two years, by the grace of God, the applause will be resounding, even from the worst of sceptics. Facts are undeniable, and always remain so. They are stubborn things.”
SPEAK TO AVERAGE NIGERIANS in the streets of the country; and ask the question; as to what they feel about Buhari’s six years in office, and what his administration has brought to bear on Nigerians? Predictable, over 90 percent will vehemently disagree with Femi Adesina, that the president has recorded any specific achievement.
Despite Adesina’s high point version of the president’s achievements; Nigerians believe that misery has been on the rampage in the country — resulting from rising costs of living, low wages, unemployment, overwhelming insecurity from banditry, killings, kidnapping for ransom, insurgency and war against Boko Haram. These have unleashed unspeakable hardship on Nigerians.