The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari never at any time promised Nigerians that he will make the Naira equal to the US Dollar.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the clarification in an interview on Sunday.
According to Adesina, the claims suggesting that President Buhari made such a promise while campaigning in the run-up to the 2015 presidential election are false.
He stated that Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has debunked the claim on multiple occasions and challenged anyone with clips and publications to make them available.
“It does not exist, it is fake, it is false, it is apocryphal, it doesn’t exist,” Adesina said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
On negative criticisms directed at the president and the administration, the presidential spokesperson said Nigerians must stop dwelling solely on the negatives if the country is to forge ahead in the progressive path.
According to him, all countries in the world experience negative occurrences but stated that if that becomes a focus, then there will be many more to talk about.
He, however, declared that there are also many positives in Nigeria, adding that Nigerians must look out for the cheery reports and encourage themselves.
He noted that a glance by Nigerians at the optimistic reports of the country will not only help individuals but will also accelerate whatever the government is doing.
Adesina called on critics to cut the Buhari-led administration some slacks and give Nigeria some credits. He noted that the nation is making progress, adding that though it may be slower than some may want it, but things are looking up.