Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media has stated that majority of Nigerians were solidly behind his boss.
He also dismissed rants against Buhari by social media users, calling them “minority”.
Adesina told Thisday that his job as Buhari’s spokesman gives him fulfillment because the president is “making a difference” in the country.
“For me, it gives me a sense of fulfillment that I’m working with a man that is making a difference in Nigeria,” he said.
“Everyday, I take the challenges as they come. Don’t mind the vocal minority who have access to social media and traditional media and say all sorts of things.
“They are a vocal minority but the majority of Nigerians are with him, and the polls will show it.”
Adesina has come under criticisms several times, the most recent being his comment that people should give out their land to avoid being killed.
Adesina said this in reaction to the challenge being faced by the government in acquiring land to build ranches for herdsmen.
But he explained that he defends the actions of the Buhari administration because he has an “inside knowledge” of happenings.
“What I’ve noticed is that some people do not like people who can hold their own. When you can hold your own, they say its arrogance. I think it is just that I can hold my own”.
“Anything that you come with, I can always defend because I am part of the administration and I have inside knowledge.
“So, if you come with something that is not true, I can always debunk it. If anybody sees that as being arrogant or cocky, I can’t help it. But ‘cocky and arrogant’ I don’t think so. I am not.”