Governor of Ekiti State Ayo Fayose has advised president Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the words of former Central Bank`governors Chukwuma Soludo and Lamido Sanusi (Emir of Kano) to revive Nigeria’s battered economy.
In a statement released by Fayose’s Media aide Lere Olayinka today, Fayose said:
“The reality our President must face now is that there is too much hunger in the land, Nigerians are hungry, they are suffering and the President should rather listen to those who are 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.
“Instead of adopting the usual style of trying to silence them with EFCC or ICPC, the President should listen to them and take their advice on board because they are expert in economic matters.
“It is no longer about politics. Rather, it is about preventing hunger from exterminating Nigerians and I am sure that the president himself knows that hunger does not understand political
“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!”