Serving Overseer (SO) of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), Tunde Bakare, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has compromised completely and that Nigerians have the ability to shut it down.
The former presidential running mate of President Buhari stated this when he spoke at an event put together by Enough is Enough, a coalition of youth advocacy groups.
The clergy, who frowned at the Buhari government’s perceived biasness in addressing issues of killings by herdsmen, said that the recent instruction by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, for vigilante groups and weapon-bearing individuals to surrender “illegal firearm” should apply to all Nigerians, more especially the killer herdsmen.
“This is why I said this government is compromised completely. If you are making such a rule, let it be a statute of general application, let it apply to all. Nigerians need to wake up, shine their eyes and put their own destinies into their hands. They should fight for themselves.
“There are several ways to do it. Civil unrest is one of them, protest is another. We (Nigerians) can shut this government down. We have the numbers and we will show them that we have done it before and we will do it again.”
Further accusing the current administration of mismanaging fuel subsidy by refusing to deregulate the downstream sector of the oil industry at the expense of Nigerians, Bakare said, “Show me in the world, any civilised society or any nation that is developed where government does business.
“Government job is to create enabling environment for business to thrive and flourish. Government job is to set policy. In Nigeria, the sleaze they get from it (subsidy) is why they are not letting go. There is only one word for either this government or any government, Buhari inclusive: let him that stole steal no more.”
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