Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, has stated that President Buhari despises stealing and that no matter who the person is, a confirmed thief can never be President Buhari’s friend.
This was stated by Adesina in an article posted on his Facebook page. During the piece, Adesina made a point about why the President wanted a forensic investigation of the Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) finances to be looked into.
”There’s one thing President Muhammadu Buhari hates with a passion. Grand larceny. Expropriation and purloining. Once it’s confirmed that you are filching from the public purse, you can never be his friend, no matter who you are. So he had to bring to a halt the gravy train that the NDDC had become over the years. And no stampede, no rout or panic. The house cleaning must be done, and done well. Thorough.
In the Niger Delta, you see plenty signboards, but little or no projects. In other words, people collect contracts, erect signboards announcing the project, but the job never gets done. And the contractors get paid.
What to do? A forensic audit was necessary. Some powerful forces mounted robust resistance, but they didn’t reckon with the iron will of the President. The audit was done, and report submitted.”
Adesina stated that he hopes Nigerians will elect a leader who will move the country forward in 2023.
”As 2023 approaches, I pray that Nigerians would consolidate on honest leadership by electing somebody who can move us forward in probity and accountability. Buhari has shown us the way, may we never veer off the path again. Amen.
There has been strident clamor for a composition of the Board of the NDDC. It is inexorable that it would come, but it should never be the business as usual we experienced in the past. Honest service to the people must be the watchword. That is what President Buhari has in mind, and that is what we should get. Order is better than speed, and we will get there.” he said