The Minister of Sports during President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term has highlighted the Nigerian President’s problems. Solomon Dalung says he is ‘very concerned’ about the state of the country’s economy. He also criticised the government’s handling of the situation in the country.
The former Minister stated that the majority of the President’s cabinet members do not support the President’s ideology and would rather fold their arms and watch him fail.
Dalung made the remarks on Tuesday at the Army Resource Centre in Abuja, during the presentation of Haruna Abdullahi’s book, “Buhari in Us.”
“When I finally met Mr President, he said, ‘I know you are somebody who can tell someone how it is,’” he explained. I’d like you to tell me anything, no matter how bitter or difficult it is.”
“My agreement with him is that I will tell him when he is correct and when he is incorrect. Since then, the President has remained the man I know.
“Buhari has remained the same. Buhari, on the other hand, is like an angel invited to dance in the mold, and Nigerians expect him to return to heaven with a clean robe. It’s not going to happen.
“Buhari’s second issue is that he believes so much in himself and insists on doing what is right. However, he does not believe that the environment in which he operates is any different from who he is.
“The final issue is that Muhammadu Buhari is one of the most unfortunate leaders who meant well for the country, but so many people who are supposed to help him succeed are just folding their arms and saying ‘do it and see!’
“And it is this ‘do it and see’ mentality that has led to Nigerians criticizing the Buhari administration.”