Published on Oct 11, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has taken time to educate the Arewa Youths Forum (AYF), asking them not to remain ignorants.
Reacting to a statement credited to AYF, insinuating that majority of Nigerians are languishing in abject poverty and penury under the Buhari administration on grounds that it does not reflect the current realities in Nigeria, the Media Support Group described it as unfortunate.
The Buhari group recalled that the Arewa Youth National President Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu, had in the statement on Sunday in Kaduna, claimed that the administration of President Buhari has performed below expectation and called for the reshuffling of the cabinet to get rid of officials whose loyalty and performance are in doubt.
In the counter statement signed by the chairman of the BMSG, Austin Braimoh and Secretary, Chief Cassidy Madueke, it regreted that the young men in the North did not make inquiries to ascertain the current status of the issues they raised or match them with latest facts and figures before going public.
“We advise the youths to take note of the various initiatives of the Buhari administration towards solving the myriad of problems besetting the country which he met on assumption of office in May 2015.
“We also remind the youths that despite the lean financial resources President Buhari inherited, he still enunciated several policies and programmes aimed at bringing succour to Nigerians.
“The recovery of huge sums of stolen public funds through the fight against corruption, the successful degrading of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East and the deliberate policy of economic diversification which has resulted in a significant increase in federal revenue are some of the achievements of President Buhari.”
The Group said that present Buhari administration’s initiatives such as the N-Power programme, School Feeding programme, conditional cash transfer programme and the anchor borrowers programme have continued to impact on the Nigerians, especially, the youths.
“It may also interest AYF to know that the administration has revived the railway sector with a railway masterplan that traverses all parts of the country, as well as the construction and rehabilitation of most major road networks across the country.
“Moving forward, we advise members of AYF to liaise with the Bureau of Statistics and other relevant agencies of government to update their knowledge with facts and figures as it relates to the performance of government in various sectors so as to make better-informed decisions and public comments.”
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