Reno Omokri, a former Presidential aide, has praised President Bola Tinubu for his significant decisions regarding the country's affairs over the past week.
Omokri lauded Tinubu for suspending the embattled Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, over the N585 million scandal involving her with a private account owned by one Oniyelu Bridget.
He also said other achievements Tinubu recorded in one week would have taken his predecessor, former President Muhammadu Buhari, a year to achieve.
Omokri made this known via his verified X account on Wednesday while reacting to major happenings in the president’s camp over the past few days.
He wrote, “In one week, President Tinubu Suspended an errant minister, summoned another minister over a controversial contract, reduced his travel entourage and dramatically cut costs, dismissed two CEOs of federal parastatals for gross negligence.
“Aside the matter of the suspension of the minister, the President also announced the slashing of travel entourage in an attempt to reduce the cost of governance, and Omokri applauded him for this as well.
“He also pointed out the investigative panel established to look into degree mills as well the payment of the Super Eagles’ outstanding bonus as incredible feats.
“Acted on the six weeks degree for cash program by blocklisting Benin and other nations, announced plans to build a new Chinese-built steel plant in Nigeria, launched the automated passport portal.
“Cleared the ₦12 billion outstanding for the Super Eagles and other national teams, began paying the wage support benefits to civil servants, disbursed ₦105.5 billion for 266 road repairs and intervened to bring peace in Sierra Leone after the foiled coup attempt.”
“In one week, Tinubu has achieved what Buhari would have taken one year to complete. This vindicates what I said during the campaigns, that any of the major Presidential candidates would have been better than Buhari,” he said.
Omokri, a staunch critic of Buhari’s government, however said the only undoing of President Tinubu’s administration was its failure to publicise the feats, stressing that projecting such achievements is good for rebranding Nigeria among a comity of nations.
“The downside is that the administration is not projecting these achievements. They probably need to understand that effective rebranding of Nigeria will only take place when we project positive things that are already happening. If you don’t blow your trumpet, your enemies will blow your downfall,” he added.