“There Were Things Buhari Felt Could Have Been Done Better”



Muhammadu Buhari’s former special media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, has stated that his principal believed certain of the administration’s actions should have been improved.

The Association of Veteran Journalists in Osun State sponsored a presentation titled Media Dialogue with Femi Adesina on Wednesday in Osogbo.

The former presidential spokesperson claimed that he spoke with Buhari for two hours before he left office and asked him a wide range of issues.

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According to him, during the interview session, he asked his principal what his regrets were, and Buhari expressed regret that certain things should have probably been done in another way.

Although Adesina did not state Buhari’s regret, he however said “There is no living human being that will not regret certain things. It is one of the questions I asked the president.

“Before we left office, I sat with him for about 2 hours and I asked him every question under the sun and when we finished, he asked what I gave to Chief of Protocol that he gave so long a time with him. There was no question I didn’t ask him. There were things he (Buhari) felt could have been done better.”

Defending some of the actions taken by the administration, Adesina, who said naira redesign policy, though exposed Nigerians to hardship was not totality a bad policy as it enabled the country to have reduction in crime, especially kidnapping and curbed manipulation in the 2023 polls.

He further said Buhari served the country diligently, but added that whatever inadequacies noticed in the manner his principal led the nation, could not be solely blamed on him.

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