Don’t expect Tinubu to do much, Shehu tells Nigerians

Garba Shehu, ex-presidential aide of former President Muhammadu Buhari, has advised Nigerians not to expect his principal’s successor to do much while in office.

Mr Shehu gave the advice on Thursday at the 21st Daily Trust Annual Dialogue organised by Trust Media Group on Thursday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted him as advising citizens to lower their expectations of performance from political leaders, including the Nigerian leader.

The former spokesman said he reached the conclusion due to the experiences he had while serving Mr Buhari, whom he described as a victim of expectations.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is a victim of crisis of expectations,” he said, advising: “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,” he added.