A youth group, Nigerian Youths for Buhari, has described yesterday’s protests as an attempt by some people to destroy the popularity of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the group said reports of the illness and death of the President and organised rallies against his government were aimed at destroying the image of the president.
Its National Organising Secretary, Success O. Success, said there has been a savaged and premeditated move by some online social media against Buhari and his administration.
It noted that “while constructive criticism is good, those with bad motives destroy”.
“We have seen a relentless push against corruption in this nation since the advent of this administration. For the first time as a nation, we are hearing people say the government may be fighting corruption too hard too earnestly and not enough time for other things.
“The truth is that corruption is the cankerworm eating away at the soul of our nation. We need an unyielding campaign against corruption to pull down decades of building what has manifested as a national misadventures.
“In this administration, there has been no sacred cow that cannot be touched. We know there are cries of extra-judicial proceedings coming from detractors of the government”.
According to the group’s leader, while there was hardship in the country, the government has made so much efforts at revamping the economy and putting smiles on the faces of Nigerians. They expressed the hope that with the 2017 budget, the Buhari government was on the path of restoring the nation’s economy back to its past glory.
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“what needs to be done to bring the needed change to the infrastructural backbone of Nigeria is mega funds, which explain why the government need to raise funds through borrowing.”