The Presidency has asked the critics of President Muhammadu Buhari to calm down reduce their wailing in 2021.
Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, made this known in an article titled, ‘2021: Year to Calm Down and Wail Less’ which was released on Friday.
Adesina also advised the President’s critics to hail the efforts of his principal when needed and criticize constructively when the Nigerian leader appears to haven’t met their expectations.
He noted that some critics fail to acknowledge Buhari’s achievements even when they enjoy the infrastructural facilities inaugurated by his regime. Adesina also urged Nigerians to therefore criticise less and give the government more support.
The media aide added that that 2021 would be a year of hard work in order to meet the infrastructural developments deadline of 2022 set by the President.
Adesina berated the critics for blaming the President rather than blame the economic crunch on the drop in oil price and hailed Buhari’s supporters for supporting the government.
He, however, boasted that in the midst of the unfavourable economy, the federal government didn’t owe anyone salary or pension.
He said: “2021 is the year of work, hard work, to deliver on the major projects by next year. Is it then a year to continue wailing? No. It is the year to calm down, a year for wailing wailers to find a vocation, and allow the government to concentrate, and deliver on projects at hand.
“Anybody who loves the country must resolve to give the government less distraction as possible this year. Yes, there are challenges: security, economy, improving quality of lives, lack of jobs, inflation, and many others. But is it the year to wail? No. We should rather hail, encourage the government to do better, and engender better standards of living for Nigerians.”
He added, “So, what am I saying. No criticism in 2021? No. But let it not be a full-time vocation, as it has been with some people. They will criticize the rail project of the government, calling it white elephant, but will be the first to hop on the trains, taking selfies in it. Wailers, calm down.
“Please, ‘be calming down’ in 2021, so that government can function with less distractions. It is not the year to cavil, find unnecessary faults, and fill the land with lamentations.”