The Presidency on Tuesday assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari will effectively tackle security and economic challenges before leaving office in May 2023, BLOGARENA gathered.
It also said despite security and economic challenges, great things are happening in the country, especially in the area of infrastructural developments.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity who featured as a guest on Channels Television ‘Politics Today monitored by BLOGARENA said it is wrong for some Nigerians to make a sweeping statement that things are not working in the country at the moment. He said the challenges in the country are not peculiar to Nigeria alone but a global issue.
“When you say things are not in the best of shape, you are making a sweeping statement but that may not be right. There are challenges in certain areas. In security, economy there are challenges but that does not mean that some good things are not happening in the country”.
“I just spoke with you about infrastructure and things that will be commissioned in the first quarter of next year particularly. Are those not good things? There are challenges in the country and those challenges are being tackled”.
“Be rest assured that those challenges will be decisively tackled in the life of this administration. It will be wrong for anybody to just come out and say things are not right in the country. No! There are challenges just as many other countries of the world have challenges. But are there good things happening in Nigeria? I can bet you, great things are happening in this country”.
Also speaking on President Buhari’s trip to the United Kingdom (UK) for an education summit, Adesina said the meeting was called by the British government.
“I understand that the meeting is at the instance of the British. I may not have an idea of what the agenda will be. Of course , the president will have talking points already prepared for him but the meeting was at the instance of the British”.