The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has in a recent statement alerted the President that there is too much hunger and suffering in the country.
He advised President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to people that has more knowledge than him concerning the management of this country’s economy.
According to Fayose, he told Buhari that “a nation of hungry people is a nation of angry people”.
“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.”
Fayose further advised Mr. President to put aside political, religious and ethnic differences and seek help from economic experts in the country. He noted that the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and Prof. Charles Soludo, who were both former Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, are experts 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.”