The Presidency has reeled out a laundry of milestone achievements of President Muhammadu since he assumed office in 2015.
In an article on Sunday, his media aide Femi Adesina provided a long list of “jinxes” Mr. Buhari has broken.
He also listed the completion of the headquarters of the EFCC, NDDC complexes, started in 2011 and the mid-1990s, but completed in 2018 and 2021, respectively.
Mr. Adesina added that the Zik mausoleum started in 1996, was completed, and inaugurated in 2018 by Mr. Buhari’s regime as another feat.
He stated that “a giant-sized jinx was broken recently when the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced a first net profit in the 44-year history of the organization.”
According to him, under Mr. Buhari, NNPC announced a “first-ever profit” of N287 billion.
He listed among the jinxes broken to include the “Petroleum Industry Bill signed into law in 2021, after almost two decades in the works.” Others included the “first National Social Investment Programme in the country’s history,” restoring the federal budget to a January-to-December cycle, enabling the NCDC Act and the Nigeria Police Act, 2020.
He also mentioned the Nigeria Correctional Service Act, 2019, Finance Acts, 2019, and 2020. Mr. Adesina, in addition, listed the Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Bill (SPOMO), 2019.
The media aide noted that the Discrimination Against Persons With Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018 was “another unprecedented piece of legislation in Nigeria and Treasury Single Account (TSA), started in 2012.”
Mr. Adesina also listed the completion of projects like the Maritime University, Delta, dams (in Taraba, Delta, Enugu, Katsina, Kaduna, Imo, Benue, etc.), inherited from the previous government as part of the “jinxes” broken.
The media aide named Gashua Water Supply Scheme in Yobe; Kwami Gadam and Bojude Water Supply Project in Gombe; the Saki Town Water Supply Project; and the Zobe and Kazaure Water Supply Projects in Katsina and Jigawa, respectively as part Mr. Buhari’s achievements.