A House of Representatives member has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesmen.
A Nigerian federal lawmaker has expressed dissatisfaction with the manner in which presidential spokesmen convey information from President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians.
Bamidele Salam, a member of the House of Representatives representing Osun State’s Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, and Ejigbo Federal Constituencies, noted that the presidency’s media handlers have become very ‘cheap’ in the way they have communicated President Muhammadu Buhari’s thoughts on issues to Nigerians, particularly the recent surge in insecurity, hyper-inflation, and other economic issues.
The public responses of the numerous presidential spokesman, according to the journalist turned legislator, are frequently inelegant, verbose, and disrespectful to the feelings of the majority of peace-loving Nigerians.
He took to Twitter to express himself, writing:
Recent responses by Femi Adesina and Malam Garba Sheu, the president’s Special Adviser and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, have elicited negative reactions from a cross-section of Nigerians.
Even though Malam Garba Shehu has come out in support of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, and has asked Nigerians to forgive him for his recent comments in support of terrorism, things have not gone well.
This comes after Nigerians called for the resignation of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy due to his views on terrorism.
While Dr. Pantami has not publicly apologized, he has, however, acknowledged that he made those statements as a student who was not in tune with what was happening internationally as at the time those statements were made.