The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has done more for the Igbos and Yoruba people than the House/Fulani in this administration.
Shittu said this when he fielded questions from Vanguard, where he also claimed that Presidents of other African countries were queuing up to have handshakes with Buhari because of his integrity.
He pointed out that while some Nigerians were condemning some policies of the President, he (Buhari) was being celebrated daily in Europe, the Asia and even on the African continent.
He said, “More than any African leader, President Buhari has earned respect not only for himself but also for Nigeria.
“I got excited when I saw the picture of some African Presidents lining up to have handshakes with him.
“That is the kind of thing Nigeria deserves; a President that is respected because of his discipline, a President that is respected because of his incorruptibility, a President that is respected because of his passion for orderliness and enthusiasm not only for achieving goals and development for Nigeria but also for the entire Africa and peace of the world.
“And he is reflecting very dispassionately in Nigerian affairs and insisting that Nigeria shouldn’t be knocked down by religious, tribal killings that are seen in parts of the country.
“You see what the Igbo did some weeks ago when their leaders came to Abuja to pledge their support for him. Now a lot of infrastructures have been put in place in the South-East.
“And if you look at the distribution of ministers, the five Igbo states, it is only one state that has a minister of state; others are senior ministers. He didn’t look at the fact that he didn’t get votes from that part of the country.
“If you also look at the South-West, you will find that the zone has only one minister of state, others are senior ministers occupying critical positions: communication, housing and power, health, solid minerals and finance.
“These are very critical portfolios that the Yoruba have never occupied under any administration.
“Even the North-West and the North generally where the President got most of the votes from, there are more ministers of state than senior ministers.
“So, we have decided that we will be supportive of him because in him, for once, we have a compassionate father to all as the President of Nigeria.”