State Of The Nation: Buhari Was Not Elected To Solve All The Problems Of Nigeria – Femi Adesina
The Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has replied Nigerians who say the Buhari-led administration has failed due to the alarming rate of insecurity in the country,
In an interview with Channels TV on Wednesday evening July 27, Adesina said no government solves all the problems in the country. According to him, it has never happened and it will never happen. He said;
”Yes the party (APC) promised that it will secure the country and if you listen to the President everytime, he talks about his three priorities for Nigeria right from his first term, to his second term and now to 10 months to the end of the administration, he would say 1, we would secure the country, 2. revive the econoy, 3. we will fight corruption. Those three still remain as his topmost priorities.
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In security, consider the first year in the administration. Was it the same way as it was inherited? No! There was an improvement. In fact, the insurgency was beaten up to the point it was said that Boko Haram has been technically degraded.
But later there was a resurgence. Not only in resurgence, but it also became Hydra-headed. The insurgency was the main problem in 2015, later banditry joined, later kidnapping joined, later kidnapping joined, and later cult killings joined. It became hydra-headed.
So, you don’t begin to say a government has failed for a problem that suddenly spiraled out of control. Security is a challenge. 10 months, one day to the end of the administration anything can still happen. A lot can still happen. You don’t begin to conclude that it has failed on security when its time is not up yet. For all you know, in one week or two months, this problem may be over. It can get done. That is how we should be, positive-minded.
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And of course, there are successes in different areas like infrastructure, agriculture, social security, many others.. so you don’t take just one issue and use it to conclude that the government has failed. It is never done. There is no government in part of the world that solves all the problems in the country. It has never happened and it will never happen”