The presidency has mocked past leaders of Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Petroleum Industry Bill into law.
Naija News recalls that despite opposition to the bill from mainly the southern part of the country, Buhari went ahead with the signing.
Southern governors and groups had kicked against the proposed three percent share to host communities in the bill after its passage by the National Assembly.
In a post in his Facebook page on Thursday titled ‘PMB: Call him the master finisher’, Buhari’s Media Adviser Femi Adesina claimed that his principal succeeded where his predecessors failed.
Mocking former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan, he said Buhari had proven to be adept to finishing what previous leaders found difficult to accomplish.
Femi Adesina said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has done what Napoleon couldn’t do. Again and again. The Bill had defied Olusegun Obasanjo who introduced it, got the better of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua (God rest his soul), worsted Goodluck Jonathan, but has finally been subdued by Buhari.
“The man has proven to be adept at concluding things that had long trounced and vanquished many leaders before him.
“The PIB overwhelmed the first to eighth National Assembly, which couldn’t pass it into law. But through synergy and cooperation between the Executive and the Ninth Assembly, Nigeria now has a law for her cash cow, the oil and gas industry, more than 50 years after the last legislation, which had become obsolete.
“Step forward President Buhari, and be garlanded for being the Master Finisher.”