The Special Adviser to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday claimed that there was on the brink before the emergence of Buhari.
He stated this in his weekly column while reacting to the Christmas message by Catholic cleric Matthew Kukah.
It would be recalled that Kukah, in his Christmas message had said that Buhari is leaving Nigerians “far more vulnerable” than when he came.
Reacting to the statement, Adesina said that Buhari “stabilised the land, crushed vermin, and is cleaning the polity”
Adesina said, “insurgents running riot across the length and breadth of the country” until Buhari became president.
“Where was the Bishop in 2015, when the polity had been completely shot to ribbons, and you couldn’t exactly say this was where Nigeria stood? Was there even a Nigeria, with insurgents running riot across the length and breadth of the country, bombing the land to kingdom come? The Bishop forgets, or is too filled with amnesia to remember.
“If Nigeria was vulnerable to death, destruction, destabilization, it was the situation before Buhari came, more than now. To a great deal, he has stabilized the land, crushed vermin, and is cleaning the polity.
“The job is not fully done, but is being done. Daily.
“Bishop Kukah has been accused many times of being a political priest, with propensity for the People’s Democratic Party, and great antipathy for the APC. That was possibly the prism from which he saw things, and, therefore, his erroneous co