- The presidency has finally hit back at President Muhammadu Buhari's critics
- Garba Shehu said contrary to the position of "celebrated columnists and editorial comments", Buhari's government is in order
- The presidential media aide also dubbed as "baseless and appallingly mischievous" the attacks on the person of the president
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Amid floodgate of criticisms trailing President Muhammadu Buhari's administration, the presidency has hit back at critics by dusting off the claim that the present administration is not in order.
Dismissing the claim is Garba Shehu, presidential media aide on media and publicity, who appeared on Channels TV on Sunday, July 19.
Shehu said there is no disorganization in Buhari's government and described the "influencers, celebrated columnists and editorial comments" as baseless and appallingly mischievous attacks.
Legit.ng notes that Shehu's comment came on the heels of the face-off between ministers in Buhari's cabinet and heads of some agencies and parastatals.
“As many detractors have done lately, these ‘influencers’, ‘celebrated columnists’ and ‘editorial comments’ do no more than endorse the opposition’s utterly wrong and fallacious position that the President is not in charge of his government.
“Sometimes, we are forced to wonder whether some writers are mindful of the implication of words for the strategic and territorial interests of the nation," Shehu said
According to him, President Buhari's commitment to anti-corruption war is not diminished and that is the reason he was named as the anti-graft fight champion by ECOWAS and African Union.
Shehu also described Nigerians' comment on EFCC and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as personal opinion colourised as objective criticism. He said these criticisms are backing the statement of the opposition.
“In his five years in office, there is not a single charge of corruption against his person," Garba Shehu also said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that despite political differences, President Buhari has approved the naming of the railway complex in Agbor, the operational hub of Itakpe-Warri rail line, after his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan.
Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, made this confirmation on Saturday, July 18, through a tweet by the presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi.
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