Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said President Muhammadu Buhari has put Nigeria on an irreversible road to sustainable development in the past one year of his reelection..
The minister, who made the call at a news conference on Friday in Abuja to mark the first anniversary of the second term of Buhari, said the president recorded the feat by some actions “mostly bold and highly visionary” taken.
Mohammed said that the past one year had been momentous, adding that never in the history of Nigeria had so many positive steps being taken in so short a time.
“President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 on the strength of his promise of change.
“Nigerians are satisfied with his performance, especially in the cardinal areas of fighting corruption, tackling insecurity and revamping the economy, overwhelmingly re-elected the President in 2019.
“One year later, the President is taking Nigeria to the Next Level of irreversible change for the better,” he said.
Specifically, the minister said that the intractable power problem was finally being tackled in a way that would end poor power supply that had stunted Nigeria’s socio-economic.
He said the days of unbridled massive importation of food were coming to an end as Nigeria moved to become self-sufficient in major staples, especially rice.
Mohammed said with the provision of many platforms and improved welfare, the Nigerian military was living up to the task of tackling insurgency.
“With the bold and courageous leadership provided by President Buhari, Nigeria is marching surely and steadily to join the comity of great nations.
“Change is never easy, and the birth of a new nation comes with pain.
“We thank Nigerians for their support and perseverance, and hereby reassure them of the administration’s unrelenting commitment to making life more meaningful for the citizenry,” he said.
Mohammed assured that the second year of the second and last tenure of the president
would witness agricultural revolution.
“I want to inform Nigerians that the stage is set for the implementation of the greatest agricultural revolution in the history of Nigeria.
“The unprecedented recent approval by the Buhari administration to inject 1.2 billion dollars loan into the agriculture sector will revolutionise our agriculture at scale,” he said.
He said the fund was secured through the government-to-government bilateral loan from Brazil with support from Deutsche Bank and the Islamic Corporation for Insurance of Export Credit of the Islamic Development Bank.
Mohammed said he would be briefing Nigerians together with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in the days ahead.
However, the one year of Buhari’s second term celebrated May 29, added to his completed four-year first term makes it five years he has been Nigeria’s president, and people have expressed mixed feelings over the president’s stewardship thus far.
In his address, Muhammed said: “Nigerians are satisfied” with Buhari’s performance, “especially in the cardinal areas of fighting corruption, tackling insecurity and revamping the economy, overwhelmingly re-elected the President in 2019,” and this has been a contentious submission.
Many expressed their feelings on Twitter thus:
Dear Muhammadu Buhari, we join the world to congratulate you on your #5YearsOfDisaster as President.
May your kind never grace our national space again.
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) May 29, 2020
Who lives close to the Muhammadu Buhari bridge formerly known the 2nd Niger bridge.
Give us pictures and videos and earn 10k for your patriotic effort.
— Dr. Guendouzi (The Cerebral Assassin) (@fimiletoks) May 29, 2020
Dear Muhammadu Buhari, I join all well meaning Nigerians & the entire world to felicitate with you on your #5YearsOfDisaster as President of Nigeria.
You have shown Us the real meaning of Cluelessness, Nepotism, Bigotry, Corruption etc
May Aso rock NEVER see your type again.
— #Folo4Folo (@Splendi73836507) May 29, 2020
Like play like play 8 years will be wasted by Muhammadu Buhari
— nafeeu (@nafeezi) May 29, 2020
5years of Goodluck Jonathan and that of Muhammadu Buhari.
Retweet for Jonathan
Like for Buhari pic.twitter.com/VZPdG5tB0t
— Ayodeji📸 (@Ishoot_pixels) May 29, 2020
— General Michael Akanji (@mickiebrownkie) May 29, 2020
— Kwankwason Tuwita🔴 (@baba__________) May 29, 2020
Summary of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari & the APC-led 5 years at the helm of affairs. pic.twitter.com/OCnjkcCXmJ
— O.B.I (@am_obi) May 29, 2020
5years of Muhammadu Buhari or Goodluck Jonathan, which of them do you prefer?
— Ọládélé #StaySafeStayAtHome (@TheOladeile) May 29, 2020
One cannot but imagine what the 2nd Niger Bridge will look like at its completion. This is just one of the many projects of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
— Dunni Adeniyi (@dunnia33) May 29, 2020
The Baro Inland Port in Agaie Local Government Area of Niger State is yet to commence operation 16 months after its commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari on 19 January 2019. A billion naira project abandoned. pic.twitter.com/TWhMMaUftl
— Abdullahi Yusuf (@Ay_Bawaa) May 29, 2020
— Nobel The Indaboski ❄🇳🇬 (@vhic3adibe) May 29, 2020
— TwiceAsNice😋 (@George26474037) May 29, 2020
Muhammadu Buhari has no business with Democracy and Governance.
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) May 27, 2020