Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola has said despite the strident calls against the removal of oil subsidy, Nigerians should never contemplate the coming back of the military.
Giving a keynote address at the opening ceremony of a retreat by The Companion, an Islamic Organisation of professionals, at the Fountain University Osogbo, Osun State, the governor linked all the controversies trailing the proposed removal of oil subsidy to what he described as the lack of transparency in the process of managing the affairs of the country, saying that “we must demand openess in government.”
Aregbesola wondered why a country like Nigeria cannot boast of a functional refinery, noting that this has led the country to its current economic woes.
“The truth of the our nation is that we have so much mismanaged our affairs that there is really no wealth to distribute.
“How do we explain the fact that a nation like Nigeria doesnt have a functional refinery,” Aregbesola stated.
Warning against inviting the military as part of Nigerians’ frustrations on the economy, Aregbesola reminded that the military destroyed the economic, political and social life of Nigeria.
He insisted that Nigerians must resist any attempt by the military to come back to the saddle, as “we had a horrible experience with the military.”
To make it worse, a military man ruled us for eight years. We must resist any attempt to bring back the military.
America has greater problems than Nigeria yet military option has never been touted as an option. Whatever it is, Nigerians are capable of managing their affairs and we will resist any attempt to invite the military”.