Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has reacted to the Muhammadu Buhari administration’s long list of important accomplishments.
Despite severe economic and political obstacles, the Buhari administration has made significant progress and successes in the year 2021, according to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
Mohammed made the statement during a press conference in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city, on Thursday.
He cited the current administration’s accomplishments in 2021 in the areas of security, economy, infrastructure, job creation, and others.
In an interview with Vanguard on Friday, Ozekhome claimed Buhari’s assertions about his performance are all lies, and he asked the Buhari administration to show Nigerians one of his accomplishments.
He stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government has made Nigerians poorer than they were before 2015 and has performed woefully compared with the past administrations.
He said: “The performance claims must be in President Buhari’s dream utopian world of fantasy, make-belief and ‘Ali Baba’s’ tales-by-the-moonlight.
“It is certainly not the Nigeria I live and work in. There exist grinding poverty, abject penury, dismay, hunger, thirst, helplessness and hopelessness.
“Poverty has never been so grinding. Inflation has never been so high. Governance has never been so opaque. Corruption has never been so monumental.
“Insecurity has never been so ravaging. The economy has never been so parlous and recessionary. Innocent blood has never been so wantonly spilt.
“Nigerians are currently living in dire horrific circumstances of pains, pangs, sorrow, tears and blood. 2015 looked like an eldorado. And the President is saying he has performed?
“This is the surest proof that President Buhari’s legendary disconnect with the people he presumably governs has reached unmanageable proportions.”