President Muhammadu Buhari has been charged to, as a matter of urgency, address the lingering fuel scarcity, increasing job losses and security issues in the country.
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take steps to avoid a situations that could lead to flawed policies and programmes.
This is just as he charged the President to urgently address the lingering fuel scarcity in the country as well as increasing job losses and insecurity.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, Fayose praised Buhari for having the courage to admit that he made some errors, but advised him to redress the lapses.
“The President must, however, not stop at apologising. He cannot continue to apologise for everything. A leader must think very well before making policy statements”.
“This is a moment of truth. I commend the President for being bold enough to apologise for his lapses. He has come out to admit and accept that criticism is part of democracy. He can do whatever he likes, but it must be within the ambit of the law.
“The President has swallowed his pride by admitting that there was a sharp drop in electricity supply and that we were experiencing an agonising fuel scarcity. They told us that the refineries were working, but that was a lie; we are still importing fuel.
“He apologised on the dissolution of Governing Councils of Federal Universities, which I had earlier criticised. There are laws establishing these boards and you cannot just wake up one day and say you have dissolve them.
“I call on the President to do something about the lingering fuel scarcity. Many motorists now sleep at filling stations. Unfortunately, the Federal Government has told Nigerians not to expect solution soon. The government should end the pains without delay and stop chasing perceived political enemies.
“The President should also address job losses which have become a daily occurrence. They promised Nigerians jobs but the reverse is the case now.
“They should also pay attention to security issues, rather than exerting energy on silencing opposition. Look at the Agatu issue. That place is a food basket for the country and when herdsmen now go on the rampage destroying lives and properties, we should not fold our arms,” he said.
Fayose also criticised the manner elections had been conducted under the present regime, saying that it had destroyed the legacy of credible elections left behind by former president Goodluck Jonathan.