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30 Nov 2016
The Ship May be Tempestuous But Buhari Knows Where He's Going - Presidential Spokesman Assures Nigerians
Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says his principal knows where he is going and he will get Nigeria out of its present situation.
Femi Adesina and his boss, President Buhari
While speaking in a Channels Television programme, 'Seriously Speaking', the presidential special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari knows where he is going as Nigerians continue to suffer as a result of an economy in recession.
According to TheCable News, Femi Adesina who admited that the situation of things in the country is very tough, expressed the conviction that President Buhari would eventually “steer the ship in the right direction” and appealed to Nigerians to have faith in the current administration, saying the problem Buhari inherited was underestimated.
“We all must agree that the enormity of the problem was underestimated. John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that; Segun Oni, former governor of Ekiti state, has said that, too.
“Whoever thought that Nigeria had been run into a hole like we have now seen! There was facade that made you feel that everything was okay with the country, but the country was in a hole. As of November 2014, the average income of Nigeria for a month was $3.2 billion. By June, July 2015, it dropped to $500 million.
“You couldn’t have foreseen that because nobody knew that the crash of oil price would have such effect and when the crash came, the next thing was to say: ‘Where are the savings?’ But we looked and found nothing. So, it was real trouble.
“This administration is not the type that will manipulate, that will twist issues, whatever you hear us say, just take it that we mean it. The good thing about the president is his integrity. He also means well.
“If you have your doubts about the captain of a ship and you run into a storm, you begin to panic. But if you know that this captain is tested, he is seasoned, and he will not abandon the ship, then you will stay with him.
“I will like to tell Nigerians that the captain of our ship, the president is someone who knows where he is going. He knows where he is steering the ship to. It may be tempestuous for now, we will get to a safe harbour.”