The National Coordinator of the Bola Tinubu/Kashim Shettima Coalition for Good Governance, Barr. Adebayo Shittu has said the current hardship Nigerians are going through as a result of scarcity of fuel and new Naira notes are due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘lackadaisical’ approach.
Speaking on “Focus Nigeria” a programme on the African Independent Television (AIT), on Thursday, monitored by Bellnewsonline.com, the former Minister asked the president to go tough on the Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Godwin Emefiele and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, if he wants his goodwill intact on the expiration of his tenure in May 2023.
“After government, there is a life to live. If President Buhari does not do the needful within the next one, two weeks, I believe he will be in trouble after leaving office,” Shittu said.
He will be in trouble of hatred of the masses. All kinds of reactions by the people, cursing. Even now, if you know the reaction of many Nigerians towards him, all the credit he had gotten over the years will just go down the drain.
“I have given that advice now openly so that even if he does not hear it live, people around him who may have heard will tell him one of his beloved followers is giving this public advice, that he should do the needful within the next two weeks, otherwise all his legacies will be drowned in controversies and people will not be happy with him, even in his own hometown.
“And that will be a time he cannot redeem, whatever damages that may have happened.
“So, he has this next one or two weeks, to do the needful, call the NNPC to order, call the Central Bank governor to order, give them marching orders that within one week, they must do the needful.”
Nigerians havee always talked about their President “ruling’ because they are so accustomed to military dictatorship. We are not in a kingdom where the king rules. In a democracy which we seek to practice, a President leads. Buhari unlike Presidents before doesn’t thinks he is above the people once he got into that office and has carried on in that manner to date. To even talk to Nigerians directly he would rather use his attack dogs( pardon my French) like Garba Shehu and Femi Adeshina. This explains why policies are not explained before they are acted upon. What arrant nonsense. The next President will learn to do things in a civilized manner like it is done in civilized countries.