A Chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Celebration, NNPP, Olusegun Bamgbose, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty as pure fallacy, unrealistic and tantamount to giving false hope to the individuals.
Recall that Buhari, in his current tackle, on the retreat for Ministers, Everlasting Secretaries and different prime authorities officers, knowledgeable Nigerians of his administration’s readiness to carry 100 million residents out of poverty within the subsequent 10 years.
“That is pure fallacy. It’s principally unrealistic. It’s tantamount to giving Nigerians false hope,” the senior lawyer mentioned in a chat with DAILY POST on Friday.
“Considered one of his Ministers as soon as informed us that about 90 million Nigerians reside in poverty, how come the President tells us now that he’ll carry 100 million Nigerians out of poverty?
“How did he get the extra 10 million Nigerians?” He questioned.
Bamgbose mentioned that this was a sign that the assertion lacked benefit however was simply politically motivated to deceive harmless Nigerians and provides them false hope of a greater future, when there’s completely no concrete plan to realize it.
He questioned what number of Nigerians the administration can boast of lifting out of poverty within the final 5 years, whereas cautioning the President to desist from giving Nigerians false hope.
“Nigerians can’t be fooled any longer. In the identical retreat, the President urged his Ministers to blow their trumpets, that they’ve achieved a lot,” he added.
“That is laughable, as a result of there isn’t a trumpet to blow, besides that of hardship, poverty and sufferings. Poor plenty are in pains on account of the hike in electrical energy tariffs and gasoline pump worth.
“Poverty is on the rise. Unemployment is but to be decisively tackled, insecurity all over the place. Which trumpet will the Ministers blow?
“Probably the most applicable factor for him to do is to sack them, it’s overdue. The assertion credited to President Buhari on the retreat, ‘I’ve to cost all of you to defend the federal government vigorously and to not enable any IRRESPONSIBLE and politically motivated statements….’
“To say the least, this assertion is unpresidential. The President calling critics, irresponsible, is unjustifiable.
“Critics deserve apology for this. In Might 2013, Buhari requested Jonathan to resign and provides method to a reliable hand to manipulate the nation.
“In 2012, Buhari was quoted to have mentioned, ‘the canine and baboon would all be soaked in blood’ if the election was rigged.
“He expressed himself freely with out anybody calling him irresponsible, why then ought to he now consult with his critics as irresponsible.
“This isn’t justifiable on any floor. He has to apologize to the critics. President Buhari ought to be knowledgeable that he’s democratically elected as President of Nigeria and he swore to defend the structure.
“The structure ensures freedom of speech and expression. That is by no means a army regime. Nigerians ought to be free to specific themselves with none worry of molestation and harassment in any way. I name on the President to be cautious in addressing his fellow residents,” he acknowledged.