‘Facts speak for themselves’ -- Presidency lists Buhari’s achievements in five years/ Femi Adesina

The Presidency has chronicled the achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration since coming into power in 2015.

Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a fact-sheet released ahead of the commemoration of the president’s five years in office on Friday, said his administration has changed Nigeria for better.  

Recall that the President was sworn in for second term on May 29, 2019 after defeating the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, at the country’s last general elections.

According to the Adesina, Buhari has so far impacted almost every sphere of the nation for the better, adding several of his goals that are yet to be completed were in progress.

He said: “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 round 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. 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.”