The Presidency says Nigerians need to calm down to see the positive things being done by the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, said this in a statement issued on Thursday titled: “Why We Need to Calm Down.”
Adesina said Nigerians complain and grumble over many issues which, according to him, are not limited to the country.
Making reference to a viral video in which a little boy named, Oreofeoluwa Babalola, was pleading with his mum not to punish him for a wrong doing but to rather calm down, the President’s media aide urged Nigerians to likewise calm down so that the positive things being done by President Buhari would be apparent to them.
“But if the truth be told, that message from the boy is for the entire country. We need to calm down. We are too uptight, nervy, edgy. We grumble, murmur too much, call the government a lot of names, try to demonise those serving the nation, when it could be ‘our last chance; last chance in the world’ to really fix things,” said Adesina.
“If you listen to some people; angry youths, religious leaders, political analysts, newspaper columnists, news reviewers, so-called activists, then nothing positive is happening in the country. It is all about insurgency, banditry, killings, joblessness, corruption, lack and deprivation. True? False!
“Those things are there, as they are also in many countries of the world. But they are not the only things happening in Nigeria. Only that we would not see the positive things except we calmed down. We would never enjoy the rainfall, if we expect rainstorm to carry away our rooftop at any moment. Calm down. I’m just telling you to be ‘calming’ down.”