18th April, 2022
Femi Adesina said critics of President Muhammadu Buhari are responsible for the division in Nigeria and not the President’s ruling style.
According to the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, the critics caused division in Nigeria with their mouths.
Adesina’s comments came after the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, on Sunday, heavily criticized Buhari over insecurity, corruption, and division in Nigeria.
Kukah made his complaints known in his Easter Message titled, ‘To mend a broken nation: The Easter metaphor’.
According to the bishop, every aspect of life in Nigeria has been destroyed while corruption is enthroned.
He said, “It is hard to know whether the problem is that those in power do not hear, see, feel, know, or just don’t care. Either way, from this crossroad, we must make a choice, 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 challenge of fixing this broken nation is enormous and, as I have said, requires joint efforts. With everything literally broken down, our country has become one big emergency national hospital with full occupancy. Our individual hearts are broken. Our family dreams are broken. 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,” the message read in part.
However, Adesina took to Twitter on Monday to respond to the criticism of his principal.
He said it was surprising that those who are guilty of creating division with mouths in Nigeria are the ones accusing the President of the same crime they committed.
Adesina wrote, “Those who divided Nigeria with their mouths, with evil, unguarded speaking, are the ones now accusing President Buhari. How sad! Their wicked intentions shall not come to pass.”