Leaders of Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), on Saturday said that the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari had been under-reported to the public.
The group made this known during its 3rd Annual Independence Youth Pep Talk Programme organised in partnership with the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups (NCBSG) held in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event, which brought hundreds of young Buhari’s supporters, was tagged: “Change Mantra-Before, Now and the Future (Account of the Current Government).
In his address, Sen. Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman, Board of Trustees, NCBSG, said that the achievements of Buhari were huge in terms of infrastructure, security, transport and economy, which were not well reported in the media.
Abu, who was represented by Otunba Abiodun Ajiboye, the National Secretary of NCBSG, said that the objective of the event was to create awareness about the achievements of Buhari’s government.
“There is no doubt that the gigantic achievements of this administration have been under-reported and as such, efforts have to be made to sound it clear into the ears of those who never want our success story.
“It has become more important today than ever to focus on the achievements of this administration since the only question people ask is “what are the achievements of this government’’?
“In fairness to those in opposition and those asking such questions, politics is a game of self appraisal. After all, if you do not blow your trumpet, no one will blow it for you,’’ he said.
The senator, who lauded Buhari’s achievements, said that Buhari’s administration had a lot to its credit.
“If the ability to protect lives and property is not an achievement, then what is an achievement?
“The ability to look at corruption in the face and confront it is indeed a new beginning.
“It is the beginning of a new Nigeria that will lead the country into prosperity. Buhari deserves to be re-elected in 2019 and will be re-elected,’’ Abu said.
On his part, Mr Abdulwaheed Odunuga, the Coordinator of BYO, Lagos State, noted that the media had the responsibility of informing the public about the achievements of government.
Odunuga said that inadequate information about the President’ achievements could affect the goodwill of the government.
According to him, the President had delivered on his three cardinal objectives which are security, economy and anti-corruption.
The National President of BYO, Malam Yusuf Nalado, reiterated that the President had improved on security, agriculture and economy with a rise in external reserves, among other achievements.
“I urge you to remain focus and resolute as 2019 elections approach. Our youths should not be deceived with money.
“Nigerian youths should be focused and reject money bags who might want to use them. They should not yield to the temptation of vote buyers.
“God has helped Nigeria by giving us somebody like President Buhari who is a man of integrity and ho will not loot the treasury. We have to make sure we support him,’’ Nalado said.
He urged members of the BYO to remain committed toward re-electing Buhari and prevent the main opposition party, PDP, from making a come-back to government.
The Keynote Speaker, Mr Ife Adebayo, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, said that President Buhari’s achievements in energy, agriculture and youth empowerment were huge.
Adebayo recalled that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday also inaugurated another power project in Lagos to show the commitment of the government to energy, among others, to ease business.
Chief Yetunde Babajide, South-West Woman Leader, National Committee of Buhari Support Group (BSG), said that the President had brought positive changes to the country and should be allowed to consolidate on his achievements by re-electing him in 2019 elections.
Babajide said that the youth, the old, the women, had felt good governance in Buhari-led administration in the last three years.
She advised Nigerians to bring Buhari back in 2019 elections for the country to continue to enjoy peace and progress.