According to him, President Buhari’s refusal to listen to the cries of Nigerians and consider suggestions and alternative opinions on how to reposition the economy proffered by some experts is making situations worse for the country.
The outspoken and controversial Governor, Ayo Fayose, lamenting the worsening state of the nation’s economy said:
“The reality the President must face now is that there is too much hunger in the land.
“Nigerians are hungry, they are suffering and the President should listen to those more knowledgeable than him in terms of management of the country’s economy instead of seeing them as threats.”
Governor Fayose added that the administration’s style of sending EFCC, ICPC and DSS operatives against anyone offering suggestions on how to rescue the country is not in the best interest of Nigeria and its suffering masses.
The governor who made his statement through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said:
“President Buhari should realise that “a nation of hungry people is a nation of angry people.”
Fayose noted that it was imperative for President Buhari to seek help from economic experts in the country, irrespective of their political, religious and ethnic affiliations.
The Ekiti State governor urged President Buhari to listen to economic experts offering valuable advice and take them because they are expert in economic matters.
According to him:
“It is no longer about politics. Rather, it is about preventing hunger from exterminating Nigerians.
“I am sure the president himself knows that hunger does not understand political parties.”
Fayose lamented the plight of Nigerians under the ailing economy.
He stated that a bag of rice that was less than N8,000 when President Buhari assumed office is now over N20,000.
He wondered how a civil servant earning N18, 000 minimum wage can survive when his monthly salary cannot buy one bag of rice.
According to him, even basic drugs and medicare are getting out the reach of the common people.
This situation, Fayose opined, would result in many avoidable deaths.