The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu has reacted to the statement recently credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who alleged that Nigeria is becoming a failed state under President Buhari.
In a statement, he titled “Obasanjo is Nigeria’s Divider-in-Chief“, Shehu noted that the former President made attempts to divide the nation while President Buhari continues to promote the unity of Nigeria.
However, he reiterated the need for Obasanjo to get involved with problems solving, when and where they exist as suggested by some commentators.
Garba also referred to how President Buhari recently advised West African Presidents against tenure elongation beyond constitutional limits noting that this has been consistent with his long-held views on the need to adhere to the rule of law.
He added that President Buhari’s advocacy is in line with the current policies of his administration and that of the ECOWAS Charter.
While speaking on some of the achievements recorded so far under the President Buhari-led administration, Garba stated that the process of the constitutional amendment was kickstarted and carried through by the All Progressives Congress-led 8th Assembly.
According to him, the decisions by the Buhari-led administration as they relate to subsidy withdrawal was aimed at plugging some of the most notorious holes and release of scarce resources for the more pressing needs of the people.
He added that the withdrawal of subsidies had been on the wish list of the Obasanjo-led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The presidential spokesman said President Buhari has run an administration which focuses on infrastructure and development.
He further revealed that President Buhari has repaired Nigeria’s damaged relations with countries such as the United Kingdom, United States of America, China, Russia, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia with lots of benefits to the country.
Garba said President Buhari has used diplomacy to unlock bilateral trade and investment and also leads a government that has liberalized the investment climate.