By Rotimi Ijikanmi
The Federal Government stated on Wednesday that the difficulty of whether or not or not President Muhammadu Buhari ought to run for one more time period in 2019 was a “distraction for the President at the moment’’.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this in response to an announcement issued by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the state of the nation.
Obasanjo, within the assertion, had, amongst different points he raised, referred to as on Buhari to not search reelection in 2019.
“It is true that many Nigerians have been calling on the President to run once more, whereas others are against his return.
“However, we imagine this challenge is a distraction for the President at the moment.
“This is as a result of Mr President spends each waking hour tackling the big challenges going through the nation, most of which have been bequeathed to his administration by successive previous administrations.
“He is dedicated to fulfilling the mandate given to him by Nigerians in 2015. And that’s the place we’re proper now!’’ he stated.
The minister additionally assured of the federal government’s readiness to deploy concrete measures to finish the disaster ensuing from herders/farmers’ clashes.
“This administration is set to finish the disaster ensuing from this as soon as and for all, not minding the truth that the clashes predate us.
“We urge Nigerians to think about the administration’s skill to resolve the disaster, and to be careful for concrete measures on this regard,’’ he stated.
The minister, on behalf of the federal government, thanked Obasanjo for the discharge on the state of the nation believing that it was issued with good motive.
“For the file, Chief Obasanjo is a patriot, and he has confirmed this time and time once more. We admire what he stated regarding the administration’s efficiency
“We don’t have any purpose to imagine that the previous President has any motive past the well-being of the nation in issuing the assertion,’’ he stated. (NAN)