Lauretta Onochie, special assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, has claimed that Nigeria’s problems cannot be sorted out in only three years.
Speaking on Politics Today, a programme on Channels TV, Onochie claimed that it was wrong to insinuate that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government has failed Nigerians.
Onochie rubbished claim made by former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government was yet to record any tangible achievement.
Describing Abubakar’s claim as “absolute bunkum!” Onochie said “There is nothing that is further from the truth than what the former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has said.
“Nigeria was on its knees when this present government came into place and it was the same PDP that he has now returned to that has kept Nigeria on its knees for a period of 16 years. It was not under the APC that the economy of the nation almost collapsed right under our eyes.
“I don’t see how this government has caused this problem that it is grappling with today. And this government is trying very hard to clean the mess that this government made over the last 16 years.
“Nobody should expect that these problems will be sorted out in three years. It is not done anywhere.
“As we speak, there is no inch of this country that is still under the occupation of Boko Haram. A lot needs to be done and this government is doing more.”