The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has reacted to comments that his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari of dividing Nigeria with his leadership style.
Adesina noted this on his official Twitter handle Monday. He, however, said it was unguarded speeches that divided the country.
Meanwhile, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Matthew Kukah, Sunday said every sector of the nation’s economy is broken, stressing that the only thing alive and well in the country was corruption.
According to the priest, “With everything broken down, our country has become one big emergency national hospital with full occupancy.
“Our hearts are broken. Our family dreams are shattered. Homes are broken. Churches, Mosques, and infrastructure are broken. Our educational system is broken.
“Our children’s lives and future are broken. Our politics is broken. Our economy is broken. Our energy system is broken. Our security system is broken. Our roads and rails are broken. Only corruption is alive and well.
“One would be tempted to ask, what is there to say about today’s tragic situation that has not been said? Who is there to speak that has not spoken? Like the friends of Job, we stare at an imponderable tragedy as the nation unravels from all sides.
“The government has slid into hibernation mode. It is hard to know whether the problem is that those in power do not hear, see, feel, know, or don’t care. Either way, from this crossroad, we must choose to go forward, turn left or right or return home. None of these choices is easy, yet, guided by the light of the risen Christ, we can reclaim our country from its impending slide to anarchy.
“The greatest challenge now is how to begin a process of reconstructing our nation, hoping that we can hang on and survive the 2023 elections. The real challenge before us is to look beyond politics and face the challenge of forming character and faith in our country.”
In his reaction, the presidential aid had said those accusing Buhari of dividing the country were the ones that used their mouths and unguarded speeches to divide Nigeria.
He said: “Those who divided Nigeria with their mouths, with evil, unguarded speaking, are now accusing President Buhari. How sad! Their wicked intentions shall not come to pass.”