- President Muhammadu Buhari is mostly described as a disciplined leader
- In fact, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that he lacks the president's kind of discipline
- The minister of transportation said that the president has the ability to resist regular response to his critics
In his admiration of President Muhammadu Buhari's character, the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that he cannot match him in discipline.
Amaechi mentioned that President Buhari's discipline displays itself in his ability to resist responding to criticisms of his detractors regularly, The Cable reports.
The minister said: “I admire the discipline of Muhammadu Buhari. I wish I was that disciplined. People think it is easy to be disciplined but it’s not...
“President Muhammadu Buhari is so disciplined that he is able to resist the temptation to reply his critics when they abuse him."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the United States government had backed President Buhari’s personal commitment to fight against corruption.
The spokesperson of the US state department, Morgan Ortagus, also said the US would continue to back efforts by the Nigerian government to combat corruption at all levels.
Ortagus made the statement at the end of the signing of the agreement between the US government, the Bailiwick of Jersey, and the federal government for the return of more than $308 million stolen by late General Sani Abacha.
In another report, the Nigerian foreign minister, Geoffrey Onyeama on Tuesday, February 4, disclosed that the federal government was working to lift the US travel ban on prospective immigrants from the country.
Onyeama disclosed at a joint news conference in Washington with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, that Nigeria was working on the security and information-sharing requirements with the US with a view to lifting the ban.
He said the country had identified the concerns raised by the US and had actually started to address them. The minister, who did not specify a time frame, noted that Nigeria would be taken off this visa restriction list once all the criteria were met.
The US had announced an additional $40 million (N14 billion) aid to Nigeria to address the humanitarian crisis arising from decades of the Boko Haram insurgency.
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