The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says Nigeria’s exit from economic recession shows that President Muhammadu Buhari is working hard for the prosperity of Nigerians.
Adesina was quoted as saying this while addressing a solidarity rally organised by the Centre for Civil Society and Justice, according to a statement by the Deputy Director of Information at the State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye.
The President’s spokesman said Nigeria entered into recession due to the mistakes of the past but added that Buhari battled to restore the nation’s glory.
He said, “You have chosen a very auspicious day for this solidarity rally. Earlier today, we were told that Nigeria had officially exited recession. That shows that we have a government that is working for us. We have a government that is interested in our welfare. We have a government that is interested in our well-being.
“Recession came due to some mistakes of the past and in just about a year, the government battled it and today we are officially out of recession and we give all glory to God.”
Adesina told the crowd that he would relay their message of support and solidarity on the unity of Nigeria to the President.
He said, “You know the President swore to uphold the constitution and the constitution recognises Nigeria as one indissoluble entity.
“The President has sworn to keep the unity of the country and whatever it takes; he will keep to that pledge.”
The President’s aide advised those ‘‘beating the drums of separation’’ to keep their peace, adding that the present government is resolute to preserve the unity, cohesion and togetherness of Nigeria.
Earlier in his remarks, the convener of the rally, Goodluck Obi, said the group wholeheartedly supports President Buhari’s uncommon resolve to fix a nation “plundered and pillaged by irresponsible leadership in the past at various levels of government.”
Obi called on the National Assembly and the Judiciary to support the executive arm of government in the war against corruption, insurgency and economic recovery programmes.
He added, “We want to sound a note of warning to both organs of government, that we the Nigerian people would no longer allow our collective destiny to be toyed with like a game.
“We are more than ever ready to mobilise the people to do the needful within the ambit of the law. Enough is enough.”