The minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu has declared that he wants President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019, Shittu said Buhari should not stop the good work he is doing because a four-year tenure is not enough for him to complete his agenda
He said president is committed himself to a three-point agenda of fighting corruption, insecurity and to repair the economy, the minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, on Wednesday, July 26, disclosed that he and other top supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari are making effort to persuade him to seek re-election in 2019.
Shittu made this known while meeting with a guest on the Breakfast Chat with South West Group of Online Publishers (SWEGOP) in Ibadan, Oyo state, The Nation reports.
Buhari made a promise of tackling insurgency and other forms of criminal violence in the country, corruption and reviving the economy on his campaign.
The minister however said that the president has achieved a huge success in the three key areas, particularly with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo sustaining the legacies while he is away. Shittu declared that Buhari should not stop the good work he is doing because a four-year tenure is not enough to completely overhaul the Nigerian system.
The minister said: “It is for the interest of Nigeria. We have had in this country series of administrations in the last 18 years. ‘’But what did we have to show for it? We know that Nigeria was brought to its knees by corruption.
It is also because governance has not been focused on value added services. ”It has been an era of impunity. Impunity leads to disorderliness, lawlessness and cheating of the masses.
‘’But we have a President who committed himself to a three-point agenda of fighting corruption, insecurity and to repair the economy.
“Everybody will agree that the fight against corruption has been sustained and the era of impunity has been banished under President Buhari. Again, he has succeeded in routing out of Nigeria the element of violence, not only in the North East where Boko Haram held sway but also in the Niger Delta where militants had been restive.
“On the economy, President Buhari has blocked all loopholes through the Treasury Single Account (TSA) where corruption and funds due to Nigeria were siphoned.
‘’He has also introduced so many economic measures to try to stabilize the local currency, encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FID) into the country and get the economy on its feet.” He however expressed optimism that Buhari would return to the country to continue his work.