By Idowu Abdullahi,
The Presidency has scored President Muhammadu Buhari high after his fifth year in office as the President, saying the Buhari-led administration has delivered all his campaign promises since his assumption of office on May 29, 2015, particularly in the area of security, economy and anti-corruption fight.
The rating, as said, was to appraised his sterling performance and commitment in achieving his tripod-based areas priorities areas as included in his campaign promises which he had delivered on.
The Presidency claimed the Buhari-led administration had, through his vibrant cabinet members who are committed to not only changing the country but moving it to the Next Level, had improved the country’s fortune on all indices with the administration’s scorecard on major development goals in the three specific areas of Buhari’s intervention.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, through a statement released to newsmen on Wednesday in appraising the ruling All Progressive Congress party, and to commemorate the President’s fifth anniversary, maintained that the Buhari’s electoral victory in 2015 saved Nigeria from imminent total collapse.
According to the Presidency, the President had achieved success in virtually all endeavours, adding that wherever it had yet to achieve total completion, it would be work in progress.
“May 29, 2020, marks the end of the first year of the second four-year term of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, and the fifth year of the government in office. Between May 29, 2015, when it was inaugurated for the first term, and now, the Buhari administration has made salutary impact in almost all the facets of Nigerian life.
“The government swept into office on the wings of change, and that change has been wrought in nearly all phases of national life. Where the lofty goals are yet to be attained, it is work in progress, and eyes are firmly fixed on the ball. No distraction. The three umbrella areas on which government based its interventionist agenda are: security, reviving the economy (with particular emphasis on job creation, especially for youths), and fighting corruption. In these three areas, where we are today cannot be compared with where we used to be.
“By May 2015, insecurity had badly fractured the fabric of the nation. No one could wager that the country would survive the next month, not to talk of another year. Bombs went off like firecrackers, insurgents ran riot around the country, other forms of crime and criminality held sway. Life was nasty, brutish and short. Over five years, the battle has been taken to insurgents and criminals. And they are being extinguished by the day, and very close to complete extirpation.
“Also, the economy, long dependent on a mono-product – petroleum, is being retooled, refocused, with diversification as a task that must be accomplished. Agriculture has been given a fillip, manufacturing has got a shot in the arm, and solid minerals are contributing a large chunk to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The country is very close to food security, with rice, beans, maize, millet, and all sorts of grain no longer imported. We now eat what we grow.
“On the war against corruption, no quarter is asked, and none is given. Commit the crime, do the term. No retreat, no surrender. Facts speak for themselves. And that is what we present at this auspicious season of the fifth anniversary of the Buhari administration. Facts are stubborn things, no matter how anybody tries to deny, distort or deride them”, the statement read.