The presidency has indicated that it would not yield to challenges that hinge on the country’s restructuring.
In the tweets he posted on Friday, December 11, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu stressed that some remarks linked to restructuring were ” unpatriotic outbursts which are unhelpful and unwarranted.”
He added that the presidency would not take a decision against the wishes of 200 million Nigerians, who out of fear or threats, are the first responsibility of the president under the constitution.
The statement reads;
The Presidency reacts to the recurring challenges to the country’s corporate life with factions offering clear deadlines for the President to do one thing or another or else the nation will break up” in their words.
This is to warn that both unhelpful and unwarranted are such unpatriotic outbursts as this government will not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time when full attention is required by the nation to deal with the security problems it faces at a time of the health crisis of Covid-19.
Repeat: no decision will be taken by this administration against the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s primary responsibility under the Constitution, out of fear or intimidation, especially in this hour of a health crisis.
As an elected leader under this constitution, the President will continue to work with patriotic Nigerians to find solutions to systemic and other impediments to the progress and well-being of the country and its citizens through and in accordance with parliamentary processes.