By Wilson Adekumola
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has revealed that in his first week in the office, the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar told him that he had come to do a job that Nigerians don’t appreciate.
Adesina made this disclosure in an article titled, “THE FINAL GALLOP HOME”, saying he also mentioned previous occupants of the position.
Meanwhile the monarch had wished Adesina’s tenure would be different from that of his predecessors.
The former Managing Director of The Sun newspaper said, while some Nigerians are currently unhappy about his preparing to leave the office on May 29, wailers can’t wait to see him leave.
He said, “In my very first week as Media Adviser, the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, had visited the Villa, and met me along the walkway to the President’s office.
“We had been acquainted for many years before then and he usually called me by my email. And he said: ‘Kulikulii, you have come to do a very thankless job. That’s the way it has been for your predecessors, but with you, it won’t be so.’
“And I’ve not stopped saying amen to that prayer for 8 years, and no low person will stop me from that amen chorus”.