The Presidency has said that achieving change is not an overnight process stating that sometimes it can be painful.
This statement was made on Sunday by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
He disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for the release of 10,000 tons of grains from the national strategic grains reserves for national distribution in order to ease hardship associated with food inflation.
The President has also directed the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh to assist all able-bodied men and women in IDP camps return to farming.
The Presidency however, rejected the insinuations that the current economic situations are products of the Change slogan.
“This should be dismissed as an erroneous and misplaced opposition criticism. The President understands the pain and the cries of the citizens of this country and he is spending sleepless nights over how he can make life better for everyone.”
“Contrary to assertions by a faction of the opposition Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), the President’s energy and focus are on changing the life of Nigerians, with a view to making it better than he met it.”
“Change is a process. Change does not happen overnight. Change can be inconvenient. Change sometimes comes with pain. Over the past year, the government has been working night and day to deliver on its promise of change to Nigerians, and the painful process is still ongoing.”
“This is work in progress. As life gradually returns to normal in much of the country and the northeast in particular, agriculture will resume and traders from neighbouring African countries will once again feel safe to do business with us, yet another boost for our economy.”