Unable to stomach his disappointment over the condition of things in Nigeria, a factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Kano State, Hussaini Mairiga, on Monday, August 8 came down hard on President Muhammadu Buhari
The APC chieftain who is known for his bluntness described Buhari as a total failure saying that “from the looks of things President Buhari has betrayed the confidence of the Nigerian masses who voted for him massively into power.”
Mr. Mairiga, who spoke with journalists in Kano, said it was not an overstatement that members of many families in the country go to bed without at least one square meal while others had fled their homes because they could no longer provide the basic needs of life for their loved ones.
He could not hide his worry that after a year of the Buhari-led administration in power, there was absolutely nothing good to show while poverty in the country had climbed an unprecedented level.
The factional chairman bemoaned the fact that prices of goods like rice, has skyrocketed at a time the ordinary man did not have money to make a living, adding that prices of other essentials commodities had also tripled.
According to him, another distressing scenario was that those around President Buhari, including his ministers, had refused to be truthful to him and give him a proper counsel to arrest the reality on ground.
He took Buhari’s mind back to the promises he made to Nigerians during his campaign, stating that he was not happy with the way the masses were left to wallow in destitution and poverty as he noted that Nigerians were in the worst condition that needed urgent attention.
Mr. Hussaini Mairiga advised the president to stop deceiving Nigerians with tales that the nation had no money whereas on monthly basis the federal and states governments continued to enjoy boost in their allocations. He further advised the opening of all closed borders with other countries to allow food into the country.
He warned that if urgent steps were not taken to address the present situation in the country, Nigerians would soon begin to die of hunger on the streets.
Since President Buhari assumed office on May 29, 2015, his administration has been marked with remarkable instability and many Nigerians have expressed hopelessness in the state of the nation.