- Femi Adesina has chided critics of President Muhammadu Buhari, for constantly focusing on negative things happening in the country
- He said critics of the Buhari government carry on with their message of doom and gloom, in order to hoodwink the public
- According to Adesina, there are good things happening in the economy, but only the ‘willfully blind’ won’t see it
Special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, has stated that opponents of the current administration have made it a point to harp on negative occurrences in the nation, The Cable reports.
Adesina pointed out that the country had witnessed positive growth under the Buhari government.
NAIJ.com gathers that he pointed out in the last 15 months, inflation had declined from 18.72 percent to 12.48 percent, “even with an increased spending of N1.5 trillion on infrastructural projects”.
He said Nigeria had recovered from recession and that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been growing consistently. He said critics of the Buhari government carry on with their message of doom and gloom, in order to hoodwink the public.
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In his words: “Some people have made it a pastime to talk as if there is no silver lining in the sky as far as the Nigerian economy is concerned.
“They carry on as if it is doom and gloom all the way, a thoroughfare of woes. This they do, to hoodwink the public, and peradventure gain political advantage for themselves, or their principals.
“But facts are stubborn things. Those arrayed against facts may abhor and deride them, but there they are, staring them starkly in the face.
“These are just little among the good things happening to the Nigerian economy. Only the willfully blind will not see it, but it does not stop the good work, which continues.”
He added: “On exiting recession last year, President Muhammadu Buhari had said he would not consider the job done, until the ordinary man feels the impact of the rebounding economy on his life and pocket. We are inexorably on that road, no matter what scoffers may say.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Femi Adesina said Muhammadu Buhari’s 2011 statement that he would only be president for one term is not applicable anymore.
Adesina said Buhari entertained pleas for him to be president for the past one year, before declaring his intention to re-contest in 2019.
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