Nigerians who often criticize President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration, may be ignorant of his real identity, the presidency has said.
Femi Adesina,Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, in this week’s edition of ‘Fridays With Femi’ tiled, ‘Hounding The President. Will They Ever Leaen?’ said Buhari is prudential in his approach to issues, particularly by ignoring irrelevant comments from haters.
While lamenting the opinion of some Nigerians regarding Buhari’s health status, Adesina said the president’s life is in the hand of the Almighty God.
His words: “Some Nigerians have made it a pastime to pester and attempt to browbeat the President. I laugh. They don’t know the person they are dealing with. A cool customer. Never flustered, harried or disconcerted.
“He simply focuses on what he is doing, ignoring the noise of the market. Kick like a dying horse, shout yourselves hoarse, curse, murmur like a ghost, hiss like a snake, President Buhari keeps his eyes on the ball.”
He urged Nigerians to learn from the president’s approach to issues, stressing that it is important to concentrate on what matters most.
The President’s spokesman wondered why the attackers failed to hold the olive branch amid unsuccessful claims since the inception of Buhari’s administration in 2015.
He added that, “Each time they come, they get beaten. Why don’t they learn their lessons, and admit that the life and times of this President, like that of every man, is in the hands of God? Why do the heathens rage, and the people imagine vain things?”
Adesina said those who think they make life difficult for President Buhari when they hound him, should understand that “no leaf falls from the tree without the permission of God”.