WorldStage Newsonline-- Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG), a group supporting President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed a statement credited to Arewa Youth Forum (AYF), that "majority of Nigerians are languishing in abject poverty and penury’’ under the Buhari s government.
The group described the statement as untrue on the grounds that it does not reflect the current realities in Nigeria.
AYF National President Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu had on Sunday in Kaduna issued a statement that “the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has performed below expectation” and called the President to reshuffle his cabinet so as to replace nonperforming ministers.
BMSG said the Forum has failed to make enquiries to ascertain the current status of the issues they raised or match them with latest facts and figures before going to the media.
He urged the group to take note of the various initiatives of the Buhari administration towards solving the myriad of problems besetting the country which he met on assumption of office in May 2015. He cited the recovery of stolen fund and the progress made in the fight against Boko Haram in the North East.
“We also need to remind the youths that despite the lean financial resources President Buhari inherited, he still enunciated several policies and programmes aimed at bringing succour to Nigerians. The present administration’s initiatives such as the N-Power programme, School Feeding programme, conditional cash transfer programme and the anchor borrowers programme have continued to impact on the Nigerians, especially, the youths, just as they are worthy of commendation,” he stated.