The presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to inventing a new and prosperous Nigeria despite the current economic meltdown in the country.
It also described as unfair the flood of criticisms which it said had greeted the government in recent times.
The presidency spoke through an article by the senior special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu,
“In Defence of President Buhari: Is This The Change We Voted For? Yes, It Is!”
He said that Buhari’s critics had already forgotten the ruinous years of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. He said “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.
“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.”
According Shehu, Buhari’s government would be commended for its effort to exterminate insurgency in the land and the eradication of corruption.