There were things Buhari felt could have been done better – Adesina



Former spokesperson to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, has said that Buhari regretted some of the decisions he took while in office and felt he could have done some things better.

Adesina said this while speaking in Osogbo, Osun state on Wednesday, September 20.

According to Adesina, he had a two-hour chat with Buhari before he left office on May 29, 2023, and like ‘every human being,’ the immediate past president felt he could have done things better.

“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 the office, I sat with him for about two hours and I asked him every question under the sun; there was no question I didn’t ask him. There were things he (Buhari) felt could have been done better,” Adesina said

Adesina seized the opportunity to defend Buhari’s controversial naira redesign policy, saying it was for the good of the nation.


“You will recall that even during that time, there was no kidnapping. I remember some people went to kidnap an APC chairman or is it secretary in Kano. After holding him for three days and nobody was calling to ask how much they will collect because there was no cash, they just slapped him three times and told him to go. Even kidnappers were out of business because there was no naira and do you know that we have a cleaner election because of that policy?

Nine serving governors couldn’t go to the Senate. They contested but lost. Have you ever seen a governor who will contest an election and will not win? But because there was no money to spread around, they couldn’t win. The policy was not bad in its entirety. There were issues with it but it was not bad in its entirety.” he said

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