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Independence: Group Berates FG, Says Buhari Has No Economic Direction

Posted: Oct 2, 2015 at 12:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Udom


The Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEO) has berated the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government and said the administration had no economy blue print for the country.

Leader of the group Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman said that the present All Progressives Congress (APC) administration has not given any economy direction to the country and accused it of thriving on mere propaganda.

Sulaiman also described the menace of corruption as the bane of economy and political crisis facing the country and called for urgent action from the government at all levels with the cooperation of the Nigeria masses to stamp out the cankerworm out of nations’ system.

Sulaiman spoke on Thursday at a lecture/symposium entitled: ‘Degenerating Economy and Political Crisis, Which Way Forward For Nigeria’ organised by the National Conscience Party (NCP) to mark the 21st formation anniversary of the party and 55th independence of Nigeria held at  the Gani Fawehinmi Memorial  Organization(GAFAMORG) office  at Olayinka Bamigbose street,  Ikeja, Lagos.

According to him “Presently, Nigeria economy is nothing to write home about, because the present administration of Buhari does not give any meaningful economy direction to the nation. Nigerian people believed that immediately after Buhari was sworn-in, as elected President and Commander –in- Chief of Armed Forces on May 29th, 2015, action would commence on redirection of the nation’s economy but till the present moment, President Buhari is looking for external help to fix the Nigeria degenerating economy.

“To my surprise, Buhari could not assert his government position, whether to remove oil subsidy or not. Before he came into power, he posited that the fuel subsidy was a fraud of highest order and conduit pipe where few elements in the land, were using to siphon the commonwealth of the country into private pocket, but when he came, he continues in that direction, what a double speak and deal? And this is the reason why nothing changes in our economy till today.”

He added that the president “does not have any economy blue print for Nigeria and the nations’ masses will continue wallowing in abject poverty and my heart bleed for those who supported them dogmatically during the electioneering process without asking a question.

“I strongly hold that it is very much in the national interest and national security to speak against the ills in our society, no matter whose ox is gored”.

Sulaiman added that for Buhari to succeed in the war against corruption, he should start from “cleansing his own dirtiness because a leader should lead by a good example. How can somebody that calls himself a man of integrity would not ask where his party men source for fund to sponsor his electioneering campaign.”