Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has said it is glaring that President Muhammadu Buhari does not have any answer to the nation’s problems, and that “Only God’s intervention can save Nigeria from the present economic and security problems”.
He therefore called on Nigerians to pray for the president for God to give him the necessary wisdom to find solution to the country’s economic and security problems.
The governor also advised the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to relocate to Sambisa in Borno State or at best, Maiduguri, the state capital and move around without heavy military security if indeed he was sure that Boko Haram had been defeated.
The governor, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said, “Only God’s intervention can save Nigeria from the present economic and security problems as it is glaring that the man running the affairs of the country at the federal level does not have any answer to the problems.
“Even the Holy Bible said in James 1:5 that if anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask God and as it is, Nigerians must assist the President in asking for wisdom and understanding to tackle the country’s economic and security problems before Nigeria is further plunged into more woes with the Federal Government’s decision to borrow N2.2 tn, which translates to N6.066 bn per day to finance the 2016 Budget.”
Fayose described the Federal Government’s announced reduction of petrol pump price from N87 to N85 per litre as a continuation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government’s governance by deceit.
He said, “Even secondary school students of economics know that you cannot deregulate and regulate at the same time.
“It is only in a confused and clueless economy that government will plan to spend more when revenue has reduced by more than 50 percent.”
Fayose, who maintained that petrol would not sell below N100 per litre in 2016, added, “Even now that the price is N87 and subsidy is yet to be removed, Nigerians are buying at between N130 and N300 per litre. What will now happen when they remove subsidy and allow market forces to determine the price?”
The governor described the claim by the Information Minister that Boko Haram insurgents had been defeated as “strange.”
According to him, Nigerians will only take the minister serious if he relocates to either Sambisa in Borno State or Maiduguri and stay there till the end of March, next year without heavy military security.
He said, “To show their level of confusion, two days after the Minister of Information declared that Boko Haram had been defeated, President Buhari said the government would persuade Boko Haram to abandon their fight.”
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