The opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, on Sunday through its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, referred to President Buhari’s first 30 days in office as “30 days of motion without movement“, asking Nigerians to pray for the administration.
In a swift reaction, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said that it was amusing to read what the National Publicity Secretary of the defeated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, considers a 30 days appraisal of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
According to Mr Adesina, “He (Metuh) wants Nigerians to join hands in prayers for the government, so that things would begin to move (but) what he does not know is that Nigerians had long formed such coalition.
“They are hands in hands, and that was what gave victory to President Buhari in the March 28, 2015 poll. They had teamed up to uproot an administration that had brought the country to her knees, and was about to tip her off the precipice. And Nigerians have resolved that never would they allow any government to divide them along regional, religious and ethnic fault lines again.”
He stated that the Buhari administration is naturally contemplative because there was no reason to the way PDP ran the country, particularly in the immediate past dispensation and that is why the “Augean Stable is being cleaned”.
Explaining that the Buhari administration has only been scrupulous and painstaking in its approach, he said, “Across all sectors, our national life was devalued, and it takes meticulousness and sure-footedness to repair all the breaches.”
While maintaining that the Buhari administration would deliver on its promises, Mr Adesina added that after all that is being planned by the current administration has matured, and bearing fruits, Nigerians would be able to determine who is serving them acceptably, and who has taken them for a ride.
The Presidency also says siphoning money from the treasury “was the pastime of the immediate past administration, and the enormity of the sleaze will be evident when stolen money, to the tune of billions of dollars, is recovered, and returned to the national treasury soon”.