Nigeria officially exited its biting year-long recession Tuesday September 5. Although not many Nigerians will agree that President Muhammadu Buhari should be applauded for this economic turnaround, his media and publicity aide, Femi Adesina, insists the feat shows that President Muhammadu Buhari is working hard for the prosperity of Nigerians.
Buhari spent over 100 days on medical vacation in London, while his economic team battled corruption and recession.
Adesina was addressing a solidarity rally organised by the Centre for Civil Society and Justice, according to a statement by the Deputy Director of Information at the State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye.
He said, “You have chosen a very auspicious day for this solidarity rally. Earlier today, we were told that Nigeria had officially exited recession. That shows that we have a government that is working for us. We have a government that is interested in our welfare. We have a government that is interested in our well-being.
“Recession came due to some mistakes of the past and in just about a year, the government battled it and today we are officially out of recession and we give all glory to God.”
Adesina told the crowd that he would relay their message of support and solidarity on the unity of Nigeria to the President.
He said, “You know the President swore to uphold the constitution and the constitution recognises Nigeria as one indissoluble entity.
Adesina also warned those “beating the drums of separation” that Buhari “has sworn to keep the unity of the country and whatever it takes; he will keep to that pledge.”