Mr Femi Adesina says President Muhammadu Buhari has not isolated himself from what is happening across the country.
The Special Adviser to the President said this on Friday during his appearance on Hard Copy, a Channel Television programme that focuses on Nigeria’s governance among other issues.
“He (President Buhari) is not sequestered completely from what is happening in the country,” the presidential aide said.
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He also pointed out a situation in 2016 in which he said he had informed the President about how Nigerians were decrying the rate of hunger in the country.
He said: “I remember (I’ve told this story before) in the upper year – 2016 that will be now when there was talk of hunger and lack, and deprivation in the country. One evening I went to see him and I told him ‘Mr President, there is this noise all over the country of hunger’.
The comments came one day after President Buhari explained why he does not make decisions hurriedly in response to some burning national issues.
He had also informed a gathering of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains on Thursday in Abuja that he was fully aware of the issues but was being guided by past experience.
“I tell you that I am sitting here very much aware of the problem in this country. I will always reflect on historical antecedents.
“I decided to drop the uniform and come back here (to be President of Nigeria); so I have gone through it over and over again. This is why I am not in a hurry to do anything. I will sit and reflect, and continue to (operate) with my clear conscience,” the President had said.