SPECIAL Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina has refuted media reports crediting a statement to him.
Adesina was quoted to have said that “the foundation being laid by the government is solid. And nobody, even after the president has finished his eight years can ever take us back to the pre-2015 days.”
Adesina, who spoke as a guest on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television, said his principal had done very well.
Defending the current pace of the president, Adesina said: “You need to be alive before you can govern. It’s only natural that if a president falls sick, he should seek medical attention.”
He said: “If you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t even rule. So, it is just natural that the president went away when he needed it. And when you have been ill, to quote him, he said he had never been that sick in his life.
“So, when you come back you don’t go charging in like a bull into your normal schedule. You work yourself gradually into it, and that is what the president has been doing, and he is doing it effectively.
“When the president came back on March 10 and he addressed Nigerians. He said after some weeks, he will go back for a review. I think that is just laying the cards on the table. I think he should be commended for being forthright with Nigerians., not some people wanting to make it an albatross around his neck.”
He should rather be commended
“In a matter of weeks, I will be going back for review, the president said that, and for now there is no cause for us to say he will not go back, but whenever he is going, he will make Nigerians know.”