Special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, has stated that he is grateful to his director and feels fulfilled working for him.
Naija News reports that Adesina, a former editor-in-chief of the Sun newspaper, was appointed presidential spokesperson in May 2015, hours after Buhari took office. He was later re-elected in August 2019 after Buhari was elected to a second term.
The presidential spokesman told Channels Television in an interview on Sunday that he is grateful to the president for finding him worthy of serving Nigeria in that capacity.
He said: “On a personal level I would say yes, I feel fulfilled, because how many journalists or editors do we have in Nigeria? Many, hundreds.
“If you are asked from that group to come and serve your country and the president of that country, you can only be thankful to God.
“And so, you’ve done it for seven and a half years, you can only be grateful to God and maybe your director who also appointed you and reserved your trust until now. I feel good.
“I knew [the job] it was not a tea party. I remember I wrote an article two weeks ago reminiscing about the time when I was leaving my job to come to work in the government. I woke up the next morning and started crying; I didn’t know what I was going to find.”