Nigeria may have been wiped off, if not for Pres. Buhari — Femi Adesina

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President Muhammadu Buhari is the reason why Nigeria is still in existence today, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said on Thursday, January 12.

In a article published on his official Facebook page, Adesina said the people of the North East have good stories to tell today owing to the bravery of the Buhari administration in fighting the insurgency that almost crippled the region.

In the article titled, ‘From N’east With Good Tidings’, Adesina described Buhari as the saviour who kept Nigeria together in the face of massive insecurity.

According to him, “Who feels it knows it all. Perhaps the region most affected by the insurgency that almost strangulated the country since 2009 is the North East. It was there that Boko Haram started, proliferated, and spread to other parts of the land.

There are some people hellbent on giving us a siege mentality of insecurity in the country. They have deliberately refused to look at the brighter side of things, and all you hear from them is ‘worsening insecurity.’ That’s all they say on TV, radio, on social media, in newspapers, from the pulpits, mosques, anywhere, everywhere.

They deliberately make it seem that the only thing happening in Nigeria is insecurity, they keep trumpeting it daily, even when confronted by vast improvements. They are soused and marooned in scaremongering.

Ask people in the North East, and they will have stories to tell you, of how their very homes, schools, hospitals, local government headquarters, palaces of emirs, had been seized by insurgents, who were calling the shots from those places. And how a certain battle-tested retired General Buhari came, took the war to the army of occupation, and fl¥shed them out.

The truth is that if we hadn’t had a person like Buhari in 2015, Nigeria may have been wiped off the face of the map by now. There was encircling doom and gloom round the country then, and we would all have been done for. But the President led the charge, and pushed the insurgents back, till they are now almost totally extinguished. Extirpated.”