The immediate-past Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal, has said that the Buhari administration has delivered on its promises to Nigerians despite all the negativities surrounding his government.
The former SGF who was allegedly involved in the 2016 N500 million Grass-cutting scandal, also said in an exclusive interview with Sunday Sun, that majority of Nigerians are not complaining about Buhari’s government except a few people who are mostly from the opposition camp.
In response to a question when asked why Nigerians are complaining if he believes the Buhari administration has done so well, Babachir said, “There are over 200 million Nigerians. How many are journalists and how many read their write ups?
“Majority of Nigerians do not read those newspapers, magazine, or watch television. And their views are not carried along.
“Statistically, those samples are very low. You cannot carry a sample of 200,000 people and make their views national views of 200 million people.
“For people like us, that is how we see it. But in a democracy, you are free to say this government is oppressing the press. But you are saying the government is doing and nobody touches you.
“You can call Buhari any unprintable names like some of the pressmen do. You can write that he is no longer president, or he is a Major General and you get away with it.
“This is a democracy and you are free to do whatever you like. But you must also concede to the other side the right to also say their own.”
On the performance of Buhari’s ministers in his first term in office, the former SGF cuts in, “I must interrupt you here because you have come to the conclusion that the government has not delivered in four years. I do not share your views. The government has delivered.”