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National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by midolian(m): 6:02am On Jun 26, 2016


Since tAdesina as Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, he has applied himself to the job, making frantic efforts to defend the administrative policies of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. In this exclusive interview with Independent correspondent in the Aso Villa, INNOCENT OWEH, he dismissed allegations by the National Assembly leadership that the Presidency was behind its many travails. He also spoke on why the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan abandoned several Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) signed with foreign allies, which could have translated to more development for the country. Excerpt…

With the gloomy economy, workers are becoming tensed, and recently staff of the Federal Ministry of Finance protested over poor welfare issues, are you aware of their grievances?

I read the explanation from the finance ministry that what they are agitating for had been stopped by the previous government, that explains it. If there would be further explanations, I think its the ministry of finance that would do it, but I think what they have said satisfies me, suffices for now

What would you say is the policy direction of this administration, especially on the economy?

It is that Nigerians need to look inward, all the luxuries that we can’t afford have to be cut off and that is simply what this government wants to do. There are 41 items under forex ban now, that already shows you the direction this administration is going.

Whatever we cannot afford and we can do without let’s cut it off. Why do we expend scarce foreign exchange on rice, cement, toothpick or tomato puree; on things that we can produce locally, so that already wants to take the economy.

Nigerians seem to have taken government deregulation policy in its stride, what informed this policy?

Not only do you have fuel prices are coming down, it shows you that by the time the thing is in full stream there is going to be competition in terms of prices and people will buy where they like and that very process itself would force down prices.

 The executive have come under criticism from the National Assembly as being behind its travails, what is your take on this allegation?

They are independent arms, the judiciary is independent, the legislature is independent of the executive, so if they are independent, how can one be behind the travails of another. It doesn’t add up. If you know this President you will know that this President plays by the rules strictly. So, he will not have anything to do with undermining any other independent arm of government, not this President, they can source their troubles to some where else if they have any troubles but not this President.

They are purely independent bodies, they just relate within the ambit of the law and constitution and I have no cause to believe that there is anything wrong with the relationship.

The 2016 budget is undergoing implementation, should Nigerians still maintain high optimism that they had at the inception of this administration?

Optimism is part of life, optimism keeps us going. By the time we loose optimism we have lost everything. So, I expect that we continue to be optimistic as clear as day follows the night, things will get better in Nigeria.

Buhari has obviously made his mark in tackling terrorism but Nigerians would like to know what gave him the impetus to deliver in a short time?

The difference is clear. Government is a continuum; we know where the last administration stopped. This government continued from there and we all know where we are now, where we are today is very far to where we were this time last year. Infact there is almost no comparison between where we are now on the issues of terrorism and where we were this time last year.

How was the magic performed to quell the crisis?

You know the President himself is a retired General, so he knows what to do, he changed the leadership of the military, he arranged for retraining, he arranged for re-equipping, he arranged moral booster for them and everything working together for good has led us to where we are now.

But challenges of IDPs have cropped up as a result of terrorism, how would the Federal Government address that issue as well?

You know that there are groups and agencies working with the Federal Government on that. There is also the Danjuma Committee set up to ensure that their plight is attended to. There are international organisations working in concert with the Federal Government on that, all I want you to know is yes, the issues of IDPs are being tackled. It is a major issue that is being attended to.

How far about the MoUs signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on his recent trip to China, has it been rested?

We came back from China with potential investments in excess of about $6billion dollars and it is work in progress now because it’s a process, we have signed the Memorandum of Understandings and we must come up with counterpart funding, which was what the Jonathan administration did not do; they signed most of the MoUs but they didn’t do their own part of it. This government, despite the paucity of funds will do its part,as soon as we provide the counterpart funding and China does its part those things will come on stream.

 We have heard that the railway transport programme resuscitated by the immediate past administration will come on stream by July, can you throw more enlightenment on that?

Yes, the Ministry of Transport is in a better position to tell you but I am aware because I have heard the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi saying that it will come on stream soon, so its a good development. Nigeria is making progress. That shows you the benefits of continuing with the policies and projects of the previous government because that was a project inherited and it was taken forward, its easy, a petty government could have come and discontinued it, no it was taken forward and we are in the verge of launching it. It shows you that government must always be large-hearted, broad minded enough to continue the good things it inherited.

You have been with the President as one of his media aides in the last one year, how would you describe your experience so far?

Fulfilling. I came to do this work in the first place because it is the President, the person of the President brought me. I am not a person that wanted to work in government but the person of the President was the attraction for me and I am happy doing it. I will serve him any day.

http://independentnig.com/2016/06/26/national-assembly-unduly-roping-presidency-in-its-woes-adesina/

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by kingseric22(m): 6:05am On Jun 26, 2016
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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by Nobody: 6:06am On Jun 26, 2016
Until saraki steps down, there won't be peace in the Senate

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by midolian(m): 6:09am On Jun 26, 2016
joborskill:
Until saraki steps down, there won't be peace in the Senate
Or until he is removed. Saraki will NEVER step down. He doesn't want to lose grip of that gavel. Unfortunately, another gavel will be used by a judge to pronounce that verdict which ll remove and if possible sentence him to decades penal servitude

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by bejeiodus(m): 6:11am On Jun 26, 2016
Femi only gave an equivocal answer, typical of a politician. He claimed the National Assembly is an independent body, but he didn't explain why the Executive keeps intruding into its affairs.

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by Nobody: 6:11am On Jun 26, 2016
midolian:
Or until he is removed. Saraki will NEVER step down. He doesn't want to lose grip of that gavel.



The man is very rich and popular already, i don't know what he wants again in life. Very greedy people who will not give up power until death comes knocking

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by BeeBeeOoh(m): 6:18am On Jun 26, 2016
joborskill:
Until saraki steps down, there won't be peace in the Senate
midolian:
Or until he is removed. Saraki will NEVER step down. He doesn't want to lose grip of that gavel. Unfortunately, another gavel will be used by a judge to pronounce that verdict that ll remove and if possible sentence him to ....

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by demolinka(m): 6:18am On Jun 26, 2016
Baba, u n ur aides need to stop blaming Jonathan na. That line is becoming stale.

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by midolian(m): 6:19am On Jun 26, 2016
joborskill:




The man is very rich and popular already, i don't know what he wants again in life. Very greedy people who will not give up power until death comes knocking
He probably wants to become God.

BeeBeeOoh:
talk wetin dey ur mind grin

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by DrRasheed(m): 6:19am On Jun 26, 2016
Nass palava tho, If not for sak, many would not hav been there
Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by BeeBeeOoh(m): 6:27am On Jun 26, 2016
joborskill:




The man is very rich and popular already, i don't know what he wants again in life. Very greedy people who will not give up power until death comes knocking
please if you can re-direct these your questions & thoughts to buhari it will make lotsa sense.

“What Is Good For Boniface Is Also Good For Boninyash.”

@ Midolian....If saraki is a greedy fellow who wants to become God or die in power, what is Buhari. #happysunday

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by lorbah001(m): 6:30am On Jun 26, 2016
demolinka:
Baba, u n ur aides need to stop blaming Jonathan na. That line is becoming stale.

Bro u cant structure your future without giving your past a consideration.

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by lorbah001(m): 6:32am On Jun 26, 2016
joborskill:




The man is very rich and popular already, i don't know what he wants again in life. Very greedy people who will not give up power until death comes knocking

Evry politician in nigeria is insatiable.... They wanna be president
Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by Nobody: 6:36am On Jun 26, 2016
Femi Adesina has technically taken over from Liar Muhammad and has become a fantastically lying liar. how can this man tell us that the president is being roped into the woes of the national assembly when the role being played by Abubakar Malami is so visible for all to see.
Buhari is a dictator and that's who he is.

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by BeeBeeOoh(m): 6:39am On Jun 26, 2016
lorbah001:


Bro u cant structure your future without giving your past a consideration.

but, if you dwell so much on the past than the future the spirit of stagnancy will start coming in.

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by ReabridCharles(m): 6:54am On Jun 26, 2016
Femi Adesina is an idiot!

This man would defend Buhari excesses and still tell the masses it's in der interest.

Buhari can't claim oblivion to the issues in the upper chamber

One year and counting, Why way Nigeria?

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by kcnwaigbo: 7:03am On Jun 26, 2016
midolian:
Or until he is removed. Saraki will NEVER step down. He doesn't want to lose grip of that gavel. Unfortunately, another gavel will be used by a judge to pronounce that verdict that ll remove and if possible sentenced to decades penal servitude

Continue to dream dear,it is very much allowed.

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by Caseless: 8:01am On Jun 26, 2016
Nothing can be truer than this...

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by demolinka(m): 8:03am On Jun 26, 2016
lorbah001:


Bro u cant structure your future without giving your past a consideration.

True, and adesina has a good point there. But they should resist the temptation to make that line a go-to excuse for their perceived inadequacies. Even the wailers living in denial know how much damage the PDP has done to this country, but over flogging their antecedents makes this government's approach to problem solving seem lazy.

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by midolian(m): 8:43am On Jun 26, 2016
kcnwaigbo:


Continue to dream dear,it is very much allowed.
why are you everywhere around me? angry who are u pls?
Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by AlPeter: 9:24am On Jun 26, 2016
bejeiodus:
Femi only gave an equivocal answer, typical of a politician. He claimed the National Assembly is an independent body, but he didn't explain why the Executive keeps intruding into its affairs.
How is the Executive intruding in the affairs of the Legislature, please let's know.

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by bejeiodus(m): 9:55am On Jun 26, 2016
AlPeter:
How is the Executive intruding in the affairs of the Legislature, please let's know.
You can continue to feign ignorance of the obvious. Saraki's travails and the face-off between both arms of government are absolutely strange to you, I guess?

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by midolian(m): 10:00am On Jun 26, 2016
bejeiodus:
You can continue to feign ignorance of the obvious. Saraki's travails and the face-off between both arms of government are absolutely strange to you, I guess?
You still have not answered the simple qwestion he threw to you bros grin grin grin

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by AlPeter: 10:06am On Jun 26, 2016
bejeiodus:
You can continue to feign ignorance of the obvious. Saraki's travails and the face-off between both arms of government are absolutely strange to you, I guess?
tuahahaahhaahhahahahhahahahahahahahahhhahahaaaaaahahhaahha... Abeg na Buhari or the Executive talk say make the guy comit? If hin sure say hin no comit make hin go dey court na? Abi I Go report say na you dey steal meat for inside pot we com catch meat for your mouth, person ask say wetin hapen u talk say na because me n u bin dey fyt, bros na me put meat for ur mouth. #useurheadnoturass

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by AlPeter: 10:09am On Jun 26, 2016
midolian:
You still have not answered the simple qwestion he threw to you bros grin grin grin
don't call me a mind reader but I knew that was going to b his reply.
Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by bejeiodus(m): 10:15am On Jun 26, 2016
midolian:
You still have not answered the simple qwestion he threw to you bros grin grin grin
You want me to wake a guy who pretends to be asleep? No, not me. I don't dissipate my time on such.

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by midolian(m): 10:20am On Jun 26, 2016
AlPeter:
don't call me a mind reader but I knew that was going to b his reply.
grin grin grin

No mind d guy joor. Baseless allegations everywhere!

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by bejeiodus(m): 10:23am On Jun 26, 2016
AlPeter:
tuahahaahhaahhahahahhahahahahahahahahhhahahaaaaaahahhaahha... Abeg na Buhari or the Executive talk say make the guy comit? If hin sure say hin no comit make hin go dey court na? Abi I Go report say na you dey steal meat for inside pot we com catch meat for your mouth, person ask say wetin hapen u talk say na because me n u bin dey fyt, bros na me put meat for ur mouth. #useurheadnoturass
The case is in court and no pronouncement of guilt has been made yet...There is no need to engage you in a back and forth argument. The Executive and the Senate are the best of friends. Little wonder they had a sumptuous Ramadan dinner some nights back.

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by Pavarottii(m): 11:02am On Jun 26, 2016
Am no an APC apologists, but this topic is misleading. I think Adesina is now doing his job a lot better that his earlier careless statements e.g "if we want light we should go and fight the pipe vandals"
Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by dukie25: 11:04am On Jun 26, 2016
What would you say is the policy direction of this administration, especially on the economy?

It is that Nigerians need to look inward, all the luxuries that we can’t afford have to be cut off and that is simply what this government wants to do.

Same president that is banning luxury items and health tourism himself traveled to UK to treat ear infection. Same El-Dullardeen has his children schooling in UK colleges.

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Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by sammyj: 11:08am On Jun 26, 2016
This is the first time I got a wonderful and clear response to matters concerning this government without any contradictory statement. Hope the government push out more policies that will have more human face and work for the good of the people rather then the selfish elite. As for Saraki and his deputy they are on their own ooo. Let the justice prevail!!! cool tongue
Re: National Assembly Unduly Roping Presidency In Its Woes – Adesina by Penisinpenisout(m): 11:14am On Jun 26, 2016
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