Five years in the saddle, President Muhammadu Buhari did not fall short of the expectations of Nigerians, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, saidon Thursday.
In a statement in Abuja, Adesina said the president has scored high in all facets of the country’s life.
He said the president has impacted positively on the lives of Nigerians in line with his campaign promises in 2015 and 2019.
He said between May 29, 2015, and now, the president has made salutary impacts in almost all the facets of Nigerian life.He the government swept into office on the wings of change which has been wrought in nearly all phases of national life.
He said where the lofty goals are yet to be attained, it is work in progress, and eyes are firmly fixed on the ball.
He said the three umbrella areas on which government based its interventionist agenda are security, reviving the economy with particular emphasis on job creation, and fighting corruption.
“By May 2015, insecurity had badly fractured the fabric of the nation. No one could wager that the country would survive the next month, not to talk of another year. Bombs went off like firecrackers, insurgents ran riot round the country, other forms of crime and criminality held sway. Life was nasty, brutish and short. Over five years, the battle has been taken to insurgents and criminals. And they are being extinguished by the day, and very close to complete extirpation.
“The economy, long dependent on a mono product – petroleum, is being retooled, refocused, with diversification as a task that must be accomplished. Agriculture has been given a fillip, manufacturing has got a shot in the arm, and solid minerals are contributing a large chunk to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The country is very close to food security, with rice, beans, maize, millet, and all sorts of grain no longer imported. We now eat what we grow.
“On the war against corruption, no quarter is asked, and none is given. Commit the crime, do the term. No retreat, no surrender.
Facts speak for themselves. And that is what we present at this auspicious season of the fifth anniversary of the Buhari administration. Facts are stubborn things, no matter how anybody tries to deny, distort or deride them,” he said.