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Nobody in a normal country will be shameless to defend Buhari – Oby Ezekwesili

A former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili has said no person in a normal country will shamelessly defend the failures of President Muhammadu Buhari.

She made the statement via her verified Twitter account while saying it is also a shameful act to defend the state governors.

Ezekwesili decried how Nigerians who see the state of the nation still choose to defend the government despite the numerous challenges facing its people.

She wrote: “If we were a normal country, no one would be shameless to defend the ABYSMAL FAILURES of the @NigeriaGov of @NGRPresident @MBuhari.

Just look at the state of the country and its people! Yet, some have the mind to run around the internet spewing rubbish. Defenders of Failure.”

The co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls movement, had earlier said the presidential election in 2023 is a battle for the soul of the nation.

Meanwhile, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed had said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari achieved a lot in the area of food self-sufficiency, but it is being downplayed.

He made the statement on Thursday, December 8th during the 9th edition of the Buhari Administration Scorecard media series in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Mohammed said the Federal Government’s achievements in food security in the country and the scaling up of made-in-Nigeria products should be lauded.

He said; “Now, Honourable Minister, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, there is a part of this administration’s scorecard that has been largely downplayed, and that is the area of self-sufficiency in most basic needs.

“Yes, we are not fully there yet, but this administration has done well since assuming office. I am sure many of us have seen video clips of empty supermarket shelves in the Western World, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia-Ukraine war and economic uncertainty which have all combined to disrupt global supply chains.

“Long before these crises, however, President Muhammadu Buhari had, in a statement that has now turned out to be prescient, admonished Nigerians to grow what they eat and eat what they grow.

“Then, many neither understood the importance of that admonition nor appreciated its relevance. Well, it turned out that the consequence of that statement, which made Nigerians to look inward and relied less on imports, saved Nigerians from hunger, especially during the prolonged global lockdown, when exporting nations shut their ports and borders and nations that relied on imports were struggling to meet their needs.

“Imagine that Nigeria, during that period, had relied on imports to feed itself. In 2020, when the pandemic started, we were just five years into the Buhari administration’s food security programme…”