- President Muhammadu Buhari would have made Nigeria a better place if his military regime had lasted longer
- This was Femi Adesina's opinion on Tuesday, December 17, as he celebrated the president who turned 77 years
- The presidential spokesperson said that Buhari's rule (I983-1985) was leading the country on the right part
Femi Adesina, a media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that if not for the coup of 1985, the president's military rule would have made Nigeria a better place.
Adesina said that based on his observation of President Buhari's regime, Nigeria would not be where it is today because it was a tough government that was leading the country on the right path.
The presidential aide said: “And if that regime had lasted for longer, Nigeria would not be in the doldrums that she found herself. It was a tough administration, but which was leading us on the right path.
“You could imagine my joy when Buhari eventually emerged civilian president after 12 years of struggle. I didn’t think I was going to ever serve in government, but I found myself in it. Just because it was Buhari.”
He said that unlike many leaders in the country who came into power with nothing but left with questionable riches, the president is not a thief.
Adesina added: “No matter who you are, however close you can be to him, when it comes to corruption, this president speaks up for no one. That is why the anti-corruption agencies are making conquests. He tele-guides them in no way.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Adesina congratulated President Buhari who turned 77 years on Tuesday, December 17. He said that things were not as bad as social media propagates under the present administration.
He said: "At times, if you listen to the Babel of voices in the country, particularly on social media and some critical segment of the traditional media, you think everything is all wrong with the land. You think it’s all sorrow tears and blood, the regular trademark of failed or failing countries."
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