Nigerians Are Suffering, Fayose Tells Buhari

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the cries of Nigerians and stop seeing those with different opinion from his as threats to his government.

The governor said that, “there is hunger in the land, Nigerians are hungry, they are suffering and the president should rather listen to those who are more knowledgeable than him in terms of management of the country’s economy instead of seeing them as threats.”

He added that the reactions of the president and his men to divergent opinions had become predictable.

“This style of sending the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, Department of State Services and other agencies of the federal government against anyone that offers suggestions on how to rescue the country from total collapse is not in the best interest of Nigeria and its suffering masses.

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Nigerians Suffering From Past Governments’ Incompetence- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria is paying dearly for incompetence in managing high revenue that accrued from oil, particularly over the past decade, and for allowing the decay of critical infrastructure.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the president spoke at the State House, Abuja, on Monday while receiving the Chief Global CEO of Unilever, Mr Paul Polman.

The president said his administration was working very hard to change the structure of the Nigerian economy battered by several years of mismanagement.

”We refused to save for the rainy day. Now the rain is beating us. No money, no savings, nothing. And we are thoroughly wet from the rains,” he said.

Buhari said Nigeria was paying the price for turning herself into a mono economy, but assured that the country would soon be able to feed herself, and even export, with the current emphasis placed on agriculture.

He gave an assurance that the Federal Government would fast-track the implementation of strategies to ease doing business and attract more investors into Nigeria.

“We want to create jobs, and supporting manufacturing is one way to do it. As soon as we have stabilized our budget, I would personally be interested in the manufacturing sector, particularly in the generation of essential raw materials,” the president said.

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PDP Suffering From Its Past Sins– APC

The National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reacting to the allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the PDP’s allegations were baseless and laughable and that the PDP is suffering from its sins of the past.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had accused the APC and the Presidency of being behind the Ali Modu Sherrif-led PDP faction. But the APC said that the PDP is suffering from its sins of the past.

In a statement signed on Tuesday by Mai Mala Buni said ”the APC National Secretary it said the monitored media reports on Tuesday, the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of the PDP speaking through a spokesperson accused the APC and the Presidency of being behind a faction of the PDP ostensibly to ensure that the PDP is in perpetual crisis and unable to produce credible candidates for the forth coming elections in Edo and Ondo state. For the umpteenth time, the APC wishes to state that instead of joining issues with the baseless and laughable allegations, the APC would rather join issues that will bring about all-inclusive development in the country.

However, it should be put on record that the PDP forced on them whatever crisis it is troubled with today due to its politics of imposition and other undemocratic practices which the APC abhors. The PDP should put its house in order rather than playing to the gallery and blaming others but themselves for their sins which has come to hunt them. Also, it is evident that the PDP has chosen to employ diversionary tactics because of its inability to produce credible candidates for the forthcoming elections in Edo and Ondo states.”

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