Presidential Aide Femi Adesina Reveals How the Economy Affects Him


Contrary to the misconception that most Nigerians in power are enjoying, Femi Adesina, special aide to President Buhari, says that he also goes hungry at times, due to the hard economy of the nation.

He also said he takes one-third of his legitimate salary as President Buhari’s aide. The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity urged Nigerians to keep hoping for the best from the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government.

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Adesina made this announcement in an article published on his Facebook wall early hours of Friday, September 9, 2016,  stating that as long as there is hunger in the land, he too goes hungry too.

“I am on a national assignment that has cut my legitimate annual income by one-third, so when there is hunger in the land, I go hungry too,” he said.

“When people talk of lack of money, I penny-pinch, too. Well, almost. Let nobody think those in government are insulated from what is happening in the country. At least, those who have truly come to serve. But those precious promises hold true any day. In the days of famine, my people shall be satisfied,” the presidential aide added.

Just like most Nigerians, Femi Adesina attributed the economic crisis to mismanagement on the part of the previous administrations adding that Nigerians would have a course to rejoice soon, adding that president Buhari will still fulfill his campaign promises.

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Meanwhile, on Thursday 8th September, President Muhammadu Buhari launched a re-orientation campaign tagged “Change Begins With Me.” As part of his campaign speech, he urged Nigerians to do away with the old ways of doing things and change so that the individual change can impact the nation also.