Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to seek help from experts in the country, irrespective of their political, religious and ethnic affiliations to salvage Nigeria economy and get it out of present economic challenges.
The governor who urged the president to listen to the cries of Nigerians and stop seeing those with opinions different from his as threats to his hold on power, 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.”
He said reactions of the president and his men to divergent opinions had become predictable, adding that; “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.”
In a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by his special assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said President Buhari should realise that “a nation of hungry people is a nation of angry people.”
Singling out the two former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governors; Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and Prof Charles Soludo, who spoke at different fora last week, the governor said; “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.