Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said opposition politicians are trying everything possible to bring down the president, Muhammadu Buhari despite his achievements as the President.
But he said despite everything the nation is going through, the President is trying his best to soar high and keep Nigeria afloat.
While speaking with reporters in Ilorin, Kwara State on Saturday in commemoration of President Buhari’s 79th birthday, Mohammed said that the President has also set the country on a trajectory of growth and development.
“Despite a myriad of security challenges, and amidst dwindling national earnings and a crippling global pandemic, he has racked up a number of achievements, most of them unprecedented.”
“President Buhari is a steady hand in troubled times, and that explains why, presiding over the affairs of the country at a most turbulent period, he has managed to keep the nation afloat, and even set it on a trajectory of growth and development.”
According to the Minister, “As I said recently, his achievements may not seem too obvious now, especially with naysayers, sponsored attackers and desperate opposition politicians unrelenting in their craft, but posterity will surely be kind to this man, whose life has meant service to his fatherland, a man who goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning thinking about Nigeria. He fought a war to keep Nigeria together, and that explains his passion for the country’s unity.”
“It is said that everything happens for a reason. That Buhari is in charge of Nigeria at this time is not mere happenstance. His years in the military that saw him reaching the peak of his career; his various positions within and outside the military, his global exposure, his unmatched demeanour and, above all, his wisdom have all helped to stabilise Nigeria at the most difficult of times.”
Listing out the administration achievements, Lia Mohammed said President Buhari has set the nation on the path of unprecedented infrastructural development; built the Second Niger Bridge that his predecessors only built on paper; gave Nigeria its first modern airport terminals in decades; provided a social safety net for the poor and introduced school feeding system that has helped push up school enrollment.