“For me, it gives me a sense of fulfillment that I’m working with (President Muhammadu Buhari), a man that is making a difference in Nigeria.”
These were the words of the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina when he spoke in an interview with THISDAY.
“Yes, everything you do must have its own challenges, otherwise it becomes boring, routine and you’ll just tag along but I don’t. Every day, I take the challenges as they come.
“What makes me glad is that a lot of Nigerians are with this President. Don’t mind the vocal minority who have access to social media and traditional media and say all sorts of things. They are a vocal minority but the majority of Nigerians are with him, and the polls will show it.”
Adesina regretted that because of the hatred for the President by the few vocal ones on social media, each time he issued a statement, they twist it, but that he never bothered.
“What amuses me is that when I say something, they twist it and make it negative. When I see them, I laugh because they are idle. If not, they won’t waste time in twisting what I’ve said.
“You know the social media just revels in abusing people, and saying all sorts of rude and crude things. I remember my daughter who was in the university then and she called me and was almost crying and said, ‘all these things I read on social media about you, this is not you.’ I then told her, ‘since you know that it is not me, then let your heart be at peace knowing that it is not your daddy; it is a creation of the social media.’