(By Layi Olanrewaju – ILORIN)
President Muhammadu Buhari is working round the clock to solve the economic problem confronting the country and bring succour to Nigerians, APC national publicity secretary Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has said.
Abdullahi made this known during an interview with newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara state yesterday, where he spoke on the sideline of the official commissioning of the first girls private boarding secondary school in the state, Royal Crescent Valley International Girls School, Kulende.
The APC spokesman said it would be unfair to say the APC government had failed on the economic front, when its four year tenure has hardly begun.
He urged Nigerians to persevere in the face the current economic hardship, which he assured will soon fizzle out.
The party spokesman argued that the present economic recession does not amount to the failure of Buhari administration.
“It will be unfair to say the APC government has failed on the economic front, when we have a-four year tenure. If you plant a mango tree that has four years gestation period, the fact that it is just germinating does not mean your crop has failed,” he said.
“There is so much hardship in the country at the moment and we are the first to acknowledge. But what gives us courage and comfort is that the Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of President
Buhari is working round the clock to solve this problem and bring succor to Nigerians. That is why 2017 budget has been tagged ‘Budget of Recovery.’
“This is probably the necessary thing to do to make the kind of adjustment that we need to make as a country. We recognize that things are very difficult, but we believe by the grace of God if we all persevere we will have the kind of country that we all desire.”
Mallam Abdullahi hailed the gallantry of the Nigerian military for its recent takeover of the Sambisa forest, haven of the Boko Haram in Borno state.