Chuks Okocha in Abuja
A former senior special assistant on media to former President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Garba Shehu, has insisted that contrary to insinuations, his principal brought Nigeria’s economy out of crisis.
Shehu made the remark while dismissing claims that Buhari’s administration threw Nigeria into myriads of problems leading to the current hardship in the country.
In an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Shehu said no past administration found itself in economic hardship like Buhari’s, and noted that no government in the world could solve all the problems a nation faces.
According to the former senior special assistant to Buhari, “If there were hardships or problems, these should be looked into, to know how they came about.
“No administration in this country found itself in economic issues like Buhari’s because of our dependence on oil and prices, which went down.
“We also had the Coronavirus pandemic. Nations shut their doors, and the economy plummeted. But, Alhamdulillah, Buhari brought the Nigerian economy out of that crisis.”
The First Lady, Remi Tinubu, had noted that President Bola Tinubu inherited a damaged economy from Buhari, and noted that Tinubu was not a magician but would work to fix the things damaged in the country
According to the first lady, her husband inherited the current challenges in the country, adding that the president was determined to fix them rather than blame past leaders.
“All we inherited are things that had happened many years ago. We are not here to put blame on any administration but to fix what has been damaged. My husband is not a magician. He is going to work and I believe and hope that we will have peace in this country. The best is yet to come to us,” she said.