- Presidential aide says those who lost elections were behind much of the criticism against the government.
- Says those dreaming should wake up from their dreams.
The Presidency has countered the comments made by a former education minister, Oby Ezekwesili on the state of the nation.
It could be recalled that Ezekwesili during her appearance on Sunday Politics, a programme produced by Channels Television warned that Nigeria is edging closer to collapse and the leaders must act to prevent that from happening.
In a telephone interview on the programme, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity rejected claims of Ezekwesili, that Nigeria is heading towards the threshold of collapse.
He pointed that if the country is collapsing, it is collapsing somebody’s dream and such a person need to “wake up” and rescue the dream.
“Nothing Is Collapsing. The country is strong, moving on,” he declared.
According to the presidential aide, the progress of the country is further evident in the fact that democratic elections are held winners are declared.
Speaking further on the recent electoral process, Shehu said “You win or you lose,”, stressing that those who lost elections were behind much of the criticism against the government.
“Having lost the elections, they are devising new ways so that they can grab power. So, let’s see how they can contest and get power,” he said.
Speaking on the unemployment rate in the country, the security challenges in the country and other challenges, the Presidential media aide who argued that they were not new challenges, adding that armed robberies are not new, and political opponents had been killed in the past even before Buhari became President.
He explained further that even the security challenges had their roots pre-the Buhari administration.