President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has expressed indifference to Nigerians leaving the country to seek for greener pastures.
This was revealed by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to President, Femi Adesina during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
He argued that Buhari’s administration was not to blame for the massive migration of talented young Nigerians abroad, now dubbed as japa.
“If you think migrating regularly is good for you, all well and good. By all means, go. But you can’t now say because people are leaving then, it is a sign that something is fundamentally wrong,” he stressed.
While arguing that Nigerians have always migrated abroad even before the current administration, Adesina said there are people who will never leave the country.
“You said 70,000 people left, what average is that out of over 200 million Nigerians?
“There are Nigerians who will never leave this country no matter how things are. For every person that leaves, there are 100 people that want to stay,” he stressed.
Adesina also said the Buhari-led administration has fulfilled all the promises it made to Nigerians, adding that there’s no one president or administration that can solve all the problems of a country.
“I believe so, one thing we need to understand and appreciate is that there’s no single president that will solve all the problems of a country. It has never happened before; it will never happen anywhere in the world that a president or an administration will come and solve all the problems. That president and administration he leads will do their bits and hand over to another administration that will continue.
“There will always be criticisms, particularly in a country like this. You change the Naira, they criticise you. Don’t change, they criticize. You have electoral law, they criticize; you don’t have, they criticise. Anything in this country will be criticised.”
He also insisted that Buhari will leave a safer country than he met it when he came to power in 2015 as there is much to do before the administration leaves in May 2023.