In the TV documentary on President Muhammadu Buhari to be aired at the moment on NTA, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors and ministers will provide uncommon insights into the taciturn Nigerian chief, an announcement by the President’s media workplace indicated.
Here are among the revelations they’ll make about President Buhari within the 55 minute documentary, that Femi Adesina, the Special adviser on the media later described as a ‘spice for the vacation season”.
“He gives you things to do, and leaves you strictly to do those things. No interference at all, once he has confidence in you….And he cracks those jokes, and manages to still keep a straight face.”
—Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
“He gave me some priority projects: Mokwa/Jebba road, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, and Second Niger Bridge…He never appends his signature to anything, unless you’ve explained, and he understands it.”
—Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing.
“When we were in the opposition, you needed to see how we rolled on the floor in his living room, as we laughed. Of course, we can’t do that again now.”
—Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna State governor.
“I wish I had his patience. He would listen to everybody, and then take a decision. He is a reformed democrat.”
—Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State.
“How I wish Nigerians know his softer and accommodating side. Very jocular. But it is our duty to tell them.”
—Abike Dabiri, Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters.
The documentary will even be aired on Channels TV on Christmas Day and repeated by NTA on 26 December.
To critics who questioned the timing of the documentary, in view of the nationwide temper fouled by petrol shortage, Adesina mentioned the documentary will nonetheless be proven at the moment.
Read His Full assertion right here:
“I’ve learn numerous reactions, notably on-line, on the timing of the airing of the documentary on President Muhammadu Buhari, slated for December 24 and 25, 2017, respectively, by Eight p.m on NTA and Channels Television.
“Some of the feedback are borne out of real concern, which we recognize, whereas others are virulent, coming from inveterate complainers. Fault discovering is the stock-in-trade of such folks, and in the event that they mistakenly discover themselves in Heaven, they’d even complain towards God. They haven’t any different pastime.
“The reactions primarily dwell on the truth that a documentary displaying the human aspect of the President (as towards the well-known iron and metal) is coming at a time there’s extreme gas shortage within the nation. And I say, why not? Is life all about doom and gloom? Must we sit in ashes and put on sackcloth perpetually, and ignore the brighter aspect of life? God forbid!
“The present gas disaster is a mix of snafu (Situation Normal All Fouled Up) within the distribution means of petrol (which the NNPC admitted on the onset of the issue), and deliberate mischief and sabotage by some entrepreneurs, who need to drive the palms of presidency to extend the pump value. Then, the scenario is additional compounded by hoarding of merchandise, and panic shopping for. And authorities is working around the clock to revive normalcy, which can are available a matter of time.
“Should we then be perpetually like King Lear at his worst, and consign ourselves to the doldrums occasioned by gas shortage at a festive interval? No. Despite the temporal pains, life should proceed, and we should have a look at the cheery aspect, whereas authorities works exhausting to deliver succour.
“That is why I disagree with armchair critics, who wail on the drop of a hat. Millions of Nigerians recognize President Buhari, love him passionately, and would watch the airing of the documentary, which reveals the President in a perspective not very well-known earlier than.
“It’s a spice for the holiday season, and not even ephemeral fuel crisis would dampen the enthusiasm of positive minded Nigerians”.