Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir David Lawal, has given a hint on the possibility of President Muhammadu Buhari running for a second term as Nigeria President.
He said, “Nigeria will never go back to the position it was before 2015. The foundation being laid by the government is solid. And nobody, even after the President has finished his eight years, can ever take us back to the pre-2015 days.”
The SGF said this while addressing a pro-Buhari crowd who gathered at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, at the beginning of a series of protests in support of the President.
Lawal noted that Buhari did not envisage the enormity of the challenges he met on ground but was doing all within the circles of his power to get Nigeria on the path of sustainable growth.
He added, “I’m here to thank you for the support you have been giving to this government. As a government, we are encouraged by your support. It is this type of support that encourages the President to do more.
“We want to assure you that this government is on top of the situation. As much as we understand the challenges that we are facing, there is no cure without medicine.
“It is for no reason that quinine is very bitter, but after you have taken it, you get well. I assure you that by the grace of God, in the next one year, Nigeria will have a booming economy. We know what they were doing to try to sabotage the activities of government to bring Nigeria back to economic prosperity, they will fail.”