Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, says he is happy that many people are still on the side of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Attah Esa, a deputy director of information at the presidency, Adesina said this while receiving a delegation of Northern Youths Initiative for Peace and Good Governance in Abuja.
The presidential spokesman also urged Nigerians to keep faith with the current administration’s commitment to take “Nigeria to the promised land.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari is fulfilling his campaign promises to Nigerians, particularly in stimulating the economy for job creation, anti-corruption campaign and security of lives and property,” Adesina said.
“I am glad that majority of Nigerians are still with President Buhari.
“The excitement and jubilation, around the country, that greeted his return to Nigeria recently is a clear testimony of the love, confidence and belief, which Nigerians have in his leadership.
‘‘We are witnessing a positive turn around in the economy, agriculture, the fight against corruption, job creation and I am very confident that President Buhari will lead Nigeria to the promised land before the mandate given to him by Nigerians lapses in 2019.”
Adesina, who received the Sardauna Leadership Award for ‘Icon of Societal Transformation’, thanked the group for the honour, noting that he was motivated to serve in the government because of the personality and integrity of Buhari.
In his remarks, Muhammadu Abubakar, the president of the initiative, described Adesina as an exemplary leader, saying “you are a Goldfish that has no hiding place.’’
“We northern youths, under the aegis of Northern Youth Initiative for Peace and Good Governance, honour you as Garkuwan Matasan Arewa [the shield of Northern Youths] for your invaluable contribution to the country and inspiring role to the upcoming generation,’’ he said.
Source: The Cable