Yesterday, the Presidency stated that the Federal Government isn’t’sleeping into disaster’.

As a response to an article written by David Pilling in Financial Times.

Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesperson, condemned the writer’s description of the Nigerian government “a government that sleepwalks into disaster” in a statement.

According to the report, President Buhari had overseen two terms in which there was an economic slump and rising debt as well as a dramatic increase in kidnappings and banditry.

“The only thing you thought a former general could do is to control. Like India, Nigeria is growing at night while the government sleeps. It’s not surprising that libertarian tech entrepreneurs want to see the government withdraw from the private sector.
Shehu criticised that the publication did not mention security gains made by the government. She also said that Boko Haram terrorists do not have any territory currently under the Buhari-led government.
This statement says: “We want to correct the incorrect perceptions contained in article ‘What is Nigeria’s Government For?’ by David Pilling Financial Times

“The cartoon of a government that sleepwalks into disaster was predicted by a correspondent who flew briefly to Nigeria on the same British Airways flight that he so criticized.

He cites the rising banditry in Nigeria to prove such slumber.

“What he doesn’t mention are the security gains made in the past two Presidential terms. Boko Haram, a terror organization, used to control an area as large as Belgium at the time of the inauguration. They now have no territorial authority.

“The pilot ranches have been established as a way to reduce the competition for water and other resources that were causing tensions. This is the first comprehensive plan to address decades-old clashes among nomadic herders, sedentary farmers and nomadic herders – which can be seen across the Sahel.

These clashes are what led to the birth of “Banditry.” After the Western-triggered implosion in Libya, criminal gangs took advantage. They were flooded with guns and ammunition.

“The situation is dire. It’s a serious problem, but the government will face it like other problems.”