One of the spokespersons to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has said negative news is the order of the day in the country, and therefore empathetically highlighted the major achievements he attributed to the government of Muhammadu Buhari to include none commercial airplane accident or crash in Nigeria and directly confirming to be true the global index report that asserted that 17 million people were moved out of poverty.
Garba Shehu in a statement few hours while reacting to THisDay newspaper report that centres on eight years of no commercial airplane crash in Nigeria said the improvement was made possible as a result of over 153 strategic projects done by the ministry of Aviation.
Some of the projects, he said included safety systems graining some Nigerian airports the highest global safety standards.
Garba Shehu statement reads thus:
News has a way of making humans get emotional.
Negative news is the order of today, which sells and thereby entirely blanks out progress.
Despite its many challenges, Nigeria does make progress, and sometimes a lot of it. Here are some facts to delight your day and encourage you:
For six years, Nigeria has not had a commercial air crash. This a major shift from what was used to happen multiple times yearly.
This is a result of over 153 strategic projects done by the ministry of Aviation. Some of these projects have included safety systems graining some Nigerian airports the highest global safety standards.
In fact for the first time I can remember, a Nigerian airport recently won an international award in its category.
Yesterday, according to the world poverty clock, Nigeria relinquished the obnoxious toga of world poverty capital. According to the report, Nigeria moved from 87 million to 70 million people living in abject poverty.
Still a very large number but certainly a move in the right direction.
Yesterday,the International maritime Bureau removed Nigeria from the list of global piracy hot spots, noting a 77% improvement in maritime safety.
This a direct effect of the Israeli coastal maritime security initiative and the efforts on the armed forces and social institutions;
Last week the Global Terror Index announced 2021 as recording the lowest in terror for Nigeria since 2011.
The report said Boko Haram killings reduced by 72%.
Nigeria moved from world number three to number six, a major jump considering that Nigeria was at one time had the world’s number one terror group.
Another step in the right direction thanks to the authorities and security agencies.