The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President, Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, (retd), has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party placed Nigeria into backwardness from 1999 to 2015.
He stated this in a piece titled: ‘A Good Setback by 60 Years,’ stating that despite the billions the party raised to complete its project, the party could not complete its building.
He stated: “And to think the party can’t even complete its head office, despite raising billions of Naira, which developed legs and vanished.
“We used to import everything. Even when we had a celebrated farmer as President, we brought in rice from all over the world, and beans from Burkina Faso. Maize, wheat, sorghum, millet, we imported everything. Fertilizer was one huge scam, when we planted nothing.
“Then Buhari came. He told Nigerians to return to the land. And he put his money where his mouth was. Agriculture was massively funded, and today, we have pyramids of rice round the country. We no longer import any type of grains; rather our neighbours come to buy here. We are almost self-sufficient in food.