Nigerians should lower their expectations that Tinubu will perform well: Garba Shehu
Former presidential aide Garba Shehu has called on Nigerians to lower their expectations of political leaders in the country.
Former presidential aide Garba Shehu has called on Nigerians to lower their expectations that President Bola Tinubu and other political leaders will perform well in office.
Mr Shehu, then-President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, made the call at the 21st Daily Trust Annual Dialogue organised by Trust Media Group on Thursday in Abuja.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is a victim of crisis of expectations. And I think that the lesson for Nigerians from what I saw during the Buhari period and even Tinubu is, Nigerians should begin to lower their expectations on political leaders.
This is because these expectations are simply inhuman. Leaders can do a lot of things, but no leader can do everything. During the time of Buhari, travellers to the Eastern Region used to spend about three days on the road, but after massive investment in infrastructure by Buhari, the travel time has reduced to about six hours.
“The government then also banned the importation of rice. After that, our farmers became so productive that production of rice skyrocketed and we were even feeding the whole of West Africa,” Mr Shehu said.