Former Senior Special Assistant to the immediate past President Mohammad Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, has said that the former president has never regretted decisions he took in office.
Garba Shehu made this known in an interview with BBC Hausa in Kaduna.
Shehu disclosed that Buhari expressed worry, following news report, where a former media aide, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, was quoted as saying the erstwhile President regretted some of the decisions he took during eight years of his administration.
Shehu, while reacting to this, noted that what Adesina said was interpreted differently or reported out of context.
He said, “The newspaper that carried the story wanted to attract people’s attention and make sales. If not, what’s it that was done that would lead to regrets?”
He explained all that his principal did while in government were for the Nigerian people and not for any selfish reason. “Therefore the talk of regret does not even arise.”
Buhari has done so many things in different sectors for the people, he maintained, noting, “But that’s how things used to be; once an elephant is down, people will bring out their knives and struggle for a cut.”
“Our leader, Muhammadu Buhari, has done well. And if people fail to talk about that now, perhaps they will talk about that in the future. They would be fair to him and talk about the good things he did in the country.”
Speaking on allegation that Nigeria was thrown into myriads of problems, leading to current hardship, Shehu said there is no government in the world that can solve all problems faced by a nation.
He said, “If there were hardships or problems, these should be looked into, to know how they came about. There is no administration in this country that found itself in economic problems like Buhari’s, because of our dependence on oil and prices, which went down.
“We also had the Coronavirus pandemic. Nations shut their doors and the economy plummeted. “But, Alhamdulillah, Buhari brought the Nigerian economy out of that crisis.”