The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has stated that only those who are patient with the current government will eat the fruit of the land.
Adesina, who was a guest in Radio Continental, said his principal would fulfil all his campaign promises before he leaves office.
The ace journalist, who admitted that things were truly hard in the natiom, added that many countries were going through hard times like Nigeria.
According to him, “We know that things are very difficult in the country. But that is not peculiar to Nigeria, as a number of countries like Venezuala are going through tough times. Nigeria is not immune from that because it is part of the global system.
“In the recent past, on a radio interview, I had been asked: ‘Does government know that people are suffering and that people are complaining?’ I answered that government is aware of what the citizens are passing through, and the radio station went further to ask if I know that a man exchanged his son for a bag of rice?”
Speaking on what the government is doing to reduce the suffering of the masses, Adesina said, “Yes, even one week in government is a long time. The times would change and those who believe it would see it . Those who are ready to be patient would eat the fruit of the land. A lot is being done to make life better for Nigerians.
“The Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, says technically, Nigeria is in recession. Why do we have government? Government is there to alleviate the plight of the people and make things better. The onus is on the people to then be patient, knowing that this government is out for their interest and cares for them. It is not a magic wand that can be waved and everything happens. It is a process.
“It is not a magic wand that can be waved and everything happens. It is a process, and a painstaking one that something good would come out from.”