Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, has declared that anyone who criticises Pres. Buhari-led administration has a sinister motive.
The minister blamed PDP for destroying the country’s economy, turning a blind eye to insecurity and siphoning funds meant to provide electricity, in its 16 years rule.
“When people talk so much about this government negatively, I believe they have a sinister motive and purpose. Sincerely, they are no angels in government but there is a big difference between what was and what is.
The system was bad when this government came on board in 2015. And at the time we came virtually all sectors of the economy had broken down; (there were) serious security breaches.
You can testify that a lot has been done by this government in that area to stem the tide of insecurity. When I was in the Senate, I happened to be a member of the committee on defence; we visited the North East and virtually everything was bad.
I knew what was going on in the North East. Frankly, about half of that place was taken over by Boko Haram. Today, Boko Haram has been seriously degraded. .
Of course, they strike from time to time which is normal even in Iraq, Egypt and so on. Boko Haram can never ever operate with impunity. What the military is doing is now is a mopping up of pressure. .
Banditry, robbery, and kidnappings are pains of democratic transition. The offences against these vices are very strong.
When you are outside the country and you hear people talk about Nigeria, you will think it is a place where life is nasty, brutish, and short – where you cannot do business. But when you get into the country, look at the rich opportunities that the country offer. The fact is that those who are doing business here also smile to the bank.”