President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated his commitment to ceding control of the nation to a duly elected leader on May 29, 2023, stating that this is in accordance with the country’s constitution.
The federal government has criticised the opposition parties for what it called a “growing inclination” on the part of some of them to minimise the accomplishments of the Buhari administration in order to gain support ahead of the elections in 2023.
The government, which targeted the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Atiku Abubakar in particular, called him “the biggest offender” in this regard, claiming that he should not be the one to charge the APC-led administration with inaction.
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At the same time, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, announced that the ministry had increased the number of jobs created from 8,882 in 2019 to over 16,648 in 2022 in accordance with President Buhari’s directive to actively collaborate with the private sector to create a significant number of well-paying jobs for Nigerian youths.
Speaking yesterday at the State House in Abuja while hosting the Minister of National Education, Pre-School, and Sports of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr. Shakib Ben Musa, as Special Envoy of King Mohammed the VI, Buhari reaffirmed that his term would end with the election of a new president in May of the following year.
He assured them that he would continue to value and develop the extremely warm and friendly relations between the two nations and that he would analyse the message given from Morocco and respond appropriately.
The Special Envoy reiterated to the resident the friendship and support of the King, the government, and the people of Morocco with Nigeria while being accompanied by Mr. Moha Ou Ali Tagma, the resident representative of the Kingdom in Nigeria.
Despite this, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said yesterday in Abuja at the seventh instalment of the “PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023),” which also featured the Minister of Water Resources, Sulieman Adamu, that during Atiku’s most recent campaign in Akure, he was reportedly quoted as saying that the ruling party APC has not done anything for Nigeria in eight years.
“What a preposterous statement from somebody, who should know. I guess we can excuse His Excellency, the former vice-president who, until recently, had fully relocated to Dubai, thus losing touch with Nigeria. And if anyone would accuse the APC-led federal government of doing nothing, it should not be Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“Why? Because for the 16 years of the PDP rule, eight of which Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was vice-president, there was no motorable road to the former VP’s hometown and indeed to key local governments in the Southern Senatorial zone that served as Adamawa’s food basket and economic nerve centre until the government of President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office.
“Today, gentlemen, the Mayo Belwa- Jada-Ganye-Toungo road has been constructed fully and it’s the road that Alhaji Atiku uses to get to his hometown of Jada.
What about security? Before this administration came into office, all the five local government areas in Adamawa’s Northern Senatorial District were effectively under the control of the Boko Haram terrorists,” the federal government’s spokesman stated.
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