The controversial Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to face the reality that Nigerians are suffering.
Fayose also urged Buhari to listen to the advice of experts who know how to re-position the country’s economy.
The governor made the comments via a statement released by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
The statement reads in part:
“The reality the President must face now is that there is too much hunger in the land. Nigerians are hungry, they are suffering and the President should listen to those more knowledgeable than him in terms of management of the country’s economy instead of seeing them as threats.”
“This style of sending the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Department of State Services (DSS) 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.
“Instead of adopting the usual style of trying to silence them with EFCC or ICPC, the President should listen to them and take their advice on board because they are expert in economic matters.
“It is no longer about politics. Rather, it is about preventing hunger from exterminating Nigerians and I am sure the president himself knows that hunger does not understand political parties.
“A bag of rice that was less than N8,000 when President Buhari assumed office is now over N20,000. How can a civil servant that is earning N18, 000 minimum wage survive when his monthly salary cannot buy one bag of rice?
“Even basic drugs and medicare are getting out the reach of the common people and the resultant effect of this will be avoidable deaths. As at today, a bag of cement is N2,200, increment of N600 on one bag in just one day. Within four months, exchange rate rose with more than 150 percent.”
Fayose had earlier accused Buhari of running a dictatorial government.
Do you Agree with Fayose, are Nigerians really suffering?