An APC chieftain in Kano State has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari, describing as a “Complete failure.”
Hussaini Mairiga is the factional chairman of APC in his state.
Mairiga is known for being blunt to a fault.
He expressed concern that more a year after Buhari went to Aso Rock, there was nothing to show for his promised “Change.”
According to Mairiga, “From the looks of things, President Buhari has betrayed the confidence of the Nigerian masses who voted for him into power.
Mairiga said prices of essentials commodities had tripled.
Mairiga said “The bad thing is that, while prices of goods are rising, funds available to purchase them are not there.
“Another worrying fact is that President Buhari’s advisers have refused to tell him the truth and advice on the reality on ground.”
Mairiga recapped Buhari’s campaign promises, stressing that the masses are hungry and poor.
The APC chairman advised the President to stop deceiving Nigerians.
He told Buhari to explain to Nigerians why the federal and states governments shared allocations with nothing to show for it.
In fairness to Buhari, the factors that caused the current economic hardship predate President Buhari’s administration.
For instance, the Federal government spent 291 billion Naira on fuel subsidies in 2009, subsidies skyrocketed to 2.13 trillion in 2011.
This happened despite a zero increase in local demand for fuel over the period.
Don’t ask us whose pockets got stuffed with the fraudulent subsidy claims going.
This bazar was in place until 2015 when we had a new Sheriff.
According to CBN, Nigeria was importing six vessels of 30,000 liters of kerosene monthly between 2009 and 2014.
For every 30,000 liters imported, Federal government was paying $20 million.
That is $120 million per month until price of kerosene was deregulated.
The situation was so bad as Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi confirmed.
With the collapse of oil price, it is very clear that Nigeria had been prodigious in the way the treasury was managed.
Even if we elected a miracle worker as president in 2015, there was no way we could have escaped the current hardship.
The nation will recover from the present hardship in a short while, if Buhari listens and does the right things.