Many Twitter users accused Shehu of not telling President Buhari the truth about the alarming hunger and frustration in the country as a result of the President’s bad policies.
“Unfair criticism of the Buhari administration especially on account of escalating prices of foodstuff and the liberalization of the currency exchange needs to be challenged before it overshadows the commendable job the President has done in fighting terrorism as part of overall effort to secure the country, reducing corruption and yes, arresting the economic slide before it sinks the nation.” Shehu wrote and tweeted parts of his piece which he also posted on his Facebook.
He said President Buhari is being praised abroad but unfairly criticised by the local media, adding that poor Nigerians were happy with the President and the media criticisms were not a reflection of how the majority of Nigerians perceived Buhari’s administration.
Despite his strong defence of Buhari’s policies and achievements, he received strong negative and angry reactions from Nigerian Twitter users. Read some of the tweets below.