Unic Press UK: The Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President, Garba Shehu, said in a statement today that history would be kind to his boss Muhammadu Buhari.
“There is nothing new in the fact that the country is today fighting multiple challenges along with COVID-19, including low earnings, near-collapse of the oil market, floods, threats of terrorism and banditry but the challenges notwithstanding, a good government must take decisions for the people’s good. As President, Muhammadu Buhari takes these difficult decisions, both popular and unpopular and as a leader because he is demonstrating the right courage to take such decisions as they become necessary in view of present circumstances. History will be kind to President Buhari because in addition to his amazing ability to command votes, he will be remembered as the President who made real contributions to economic and overall national development by eliminating the evils of corruption embedded in subsidies. In these challenging times, the President is pushing development goals not politics and history will judge him in favourable terms rather than his critics in the new media and the opposition,” says Garba Shehu in a statement Sunday, 6 September that he erroneously dated 9 September 2020.
Some of the reactions on Facebook:
Mailafiya Abashiya: Garba Shehu, don’t be received.History will be very harsh to general Bubu, over his nepotism, cluelessness, spread of violent, incompetent and lack of obedience to the rule of law as well as intolerant to criticisms and oppositions, useless liars.
Baba Musa: Malam Garba people are suffering things a not going well in this country nd u people’s that r close to the president always praised him instead of telling him the truth.
Bankarkebci Saidumaniwa: U smoke weeds before writing nonsense, today is.not 9.9.2020..APC and their useless administration will be remembered for killing and hardship. This bubu has no good history pass and now..so garba stop smoking it will help u…
Austell Nnanyereugo Ihedioha: September 6 instead of September 9. This is how you guys in the Villa have been running this country.
Emmanuel Chukwu: Stop deceiving yourself. The truth is that Buhari government has failed Nigeria. Only truth and not propaganda can set you free.
Sola Olujimi: Most of you knew that the best decision is to remove subsidy years back but because of politic you kick against it. God in His wisdom allow you to get the power you crave for now you are doing exact thing you opposed years back. If you have integrity the first thing to do is to apologise for misleading the people before doing this or resign. Shameless people.
Iyke Nelson Arsenal: President Buhari is the best president….we the masses loves you… During PDP regime, bombs everywhere but since Buhari became president, no more Bombs in Abuja…. Sai baba….
Isah Babayo: Today is 6th September, and not 9th. Glad you are also confuse like how you economically confused us.
Faith Ezeh: A bag of rice now 30,000. Honestly PMB is doing a great job.
But the good thing is that both Buhari supporters and non are all in it together.
Sai baba 2080.
Alhaji Idi Babate: Many promises of the president remains unfulfilled with situation getting worse than it was before. To be honest the change we have been yearning six years after remains uncertain God forbid.
Oladipupo Akin: Watching, I don’t like commenting on political posts again. But President Buhari will be remembered as a complete disaster and worst president in the history of Nigeria.
Shehu Muhammad Korau: We are tired of your adminstration. Please park your things and go let capable hands handle the affairs of the is great nation. Your long stay in the corridor of power would definitely worsen things.
Based on the Human Development Report 2019 ‘Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st century’ published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nigeria is ranked 158 among countries and grouped in the low human development category. The life expectancy at birth (years) is 54.3.
In terms of real time figures, the estimated population of the country is 205.32 million, with more that 102 million people living in extreme poverty. In 2018, a report by The World Poverty Clock illustrated that Nigeria had displaced India as the country with the most extreme poor people in the world.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decreased by –6.10% (year-on-year) in real terms in the second quarter of 2020… When compared with Q2 2019, which recorded a growth of 2.12%, the Q2 2020 growth rate indicates a drop of –8.22% points, and a fall of –7.97% points when compared to the first quarter of 2020 (1.87%). Consequently, for the first half of 2020, real GDP declined by –2.18% year on year, compared with 2.11% recorded in the first half of 2019. Quarter on quarter, real GDP decreased by –5.04%.
The NBS also reports that the consumer price index, (CPI), which measures inflation increased by 12.82 percent (year-on-year) in July 2020. This is 0.26 percent points higher than the rate recorded in June 2020 (12.56) percent.