The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina, has stated in an interview with Sahara TV and reported by the Daily Post that it was too early for Nigerians to start complaining that Buhari is slow.
He said they should not expect any miracle from the president after just thirty days of assuming power.
The presidential spokesman also described the dissolution of NNPC board by Buhari as the beginning of the cleansing of the rot in the oil sector.
In the interview, the former Sun MD stated that, “it is within the President’s right to fire the board members of NNPC. That is just the beginning of the house cleansing he wants to do to clear the rot in the oil sector.”
He urged the public to understand that “Nigerians gave President Buhari a mandate to rule for four years, so they should not complain in less than thirty days.” Mr. Adesina then added that President Buhari is not “a miracle worker.”
When asked about the transparency of President Buhari’s administration, Adesina said that the President “has taken the first step to fixing the oil sector. When you take a first step, you take others. Since that step wasn’t taken in secrecy, others will not be taken in secrecy.”
Adesina confirmed that none of the planes in the presidential fleet had been sold yet, but that “one thing we can be sure of is when those planes are sold, if they are being sold, it’s not going to be something that is done under the table or in secrecy. Everyone will know. If he has a plan to do it, it will be announced that he is going to do it.”