- Femi Adesina, the special adviser, media and publicity to President Buhari, has declared that his principal saved the country from disintegration
- Adesina, who made this known during an interview with Vanguard, said that Buhari has recorded a huge success in the last six years of his administration
- The presidential aide noted that the APC administration led by Buhari would leave Nigeria better than he met it in 2015
Aso Rock, Abuja - Femi Adesina, the special adviser, media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that there would not have been a country called Nigeria if his principal did not win the 2015 presidential election.
In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, he said that nobody could have stopped the downward spiral because it was already set in motion before Buhari's election, adding that the recession that came in 2016 was inevitable.
Legit.ng gathered that Adesina noted that the coordinating minister of the economy then, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said that the government didn’t have the will to save.
He added that if a government doesn’t have the will to save, what happens when the rainy days come is that it would beat people seriously.
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"That was what happened to Nigeria. Oil prices went as high as $140 per barrel, stabilized at an average of $100 for many years but foreign reserves were less than 30billion, excess crude account depleted, federation account emptied and then oil prices crashed to as low as $30 per barrel. It was almost humanly impossible to stop that recession.
"Nobody could have stopped that downward spiral because it was already set in motion. The recession that came in 2016 was inevitable. Nobody could have stopped it due to some actions and inactions of the government that left."
There is no cabal in Aso Rock
Adesina, however, denied the rumour that there is cabal in Aso Villa, saying that there are only influential people at the presidency.
"Well, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had been asked that question. I align with it. I don’t know of any cabal. It happens with every administration. It happens in America. It happens in Canada. It happens all over the world. There will always be people. They call them kitchen cabinet in some other places."
Presidency denies alleged Presidential Jet mishap involving Buhari
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidency denied viral online reports that President Buhari's presidential jet developed fault mid-air on its return to Nigeria from the United States (US).
It was reported that while describing the claim as an example of fake news, Femi Adesina, said such unfound reports are threats to the dissemination of information in Nigeria.
Adesina who warned Nigerian traditional media to beware of fake news said he was in the same aircraft and that no such thing happened.