Abuja - Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has responded to growing criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the nation’s economy, saying people were just being unfair to the president.
Shehu, in an opinion articled sent to Premium Times on Sunday, said the last few weeks had witnessed the heaviest public criticism of the Muhammadu Buhari administration since he came to power.
Shehu said much of the criticisms against the president were based on unresolved social and economic problems facing the country.
“When they ask the question, is this the change we voted for, the critic forgets how far we have come from the scam-tainted years of the PDP rule,” Shehu said in the article titled ‘In Defence of President Buhari: Is This The Change We Voted For? Yes, It Is!’
Shehu said, “Unfair criticism of the Buhari administration especially on account of escalating prices of foodstuff and the liberalization of the currency exchange needs to be challenged before it overshadows the commendable job the President has done in fighting terrorism as part of overall effort to secure the country, reducing corruption and yes, arresting the economic slide before it sinks the nation.”
The presidential spokesperson mentioned the achievement of Buhari to include the “victory” over Boko Haram and the ongoing war against corruption in Nigeria, which he said has earned the country international respect.
News24 previously reported that dreaded terrorist sect Boko Haram released a new video on Sunday featuring some of the Chibok girls that were abducted in April 2014.
The video was shared with some of the girls' parents, leaving them in a state of depression and pain.
The video is the latest release from embattled Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, who earlier this month denied claims that he had been replaced as the leader of the jihadist group.
- News 24