A presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, yesterday said that Nigeria was safer and better under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari than it was under President Jonathan.
Onochie, a personal assistant on social media to President Buhari, wrote in an article in response to the comment by People’s Democratic Party’s Director of New Media, Mr Deji Adeyanju.
It would be recalled that Adeyanju had said that the 2016 Independence Anniversary was the worst since 1960, adding that the current administration was breaking rules of law and infringing on rights.
However, Ms Onochie stressed that all the problems of the current administration were caused by the previous administrations, especially that of President Jonathan which Adeyanju was a part of.
“The whole world is aware that Nigeria is a much secure and safe nation under President Buhari.
“The American Secretary of State, John Kerry has been dashing around Nigeria in safety, Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was seen on the streets of Nigeria, jogging with ordinary Nigerians in safety.
“Nigerians, even those in the North East are moving about.
“The truth is that, unlike the insensitive PDP bunch, President Buhari and his team is sensitive to Nigerians.
“They are aware of the present sufferings and hardships Nigerians are going through. They are not just sympathetic to the plight of Nigerians, but they are working round the clock to bring succour to them.
“They are prudent in the management of our scarce resources. They will not spend our hard earned resources on “pomp and pageantry” celebration while Nigerians suffer.
“He has assured that the present recession is temporary. We believe him,” she said.