Former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on electronic media, Pastor Reno Omokri, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are not only shameless but were comfortable with failure.
According to him, Buhari and APC committed grave misnomer by expressing satisfaction with the state of Nigeria’s economy which has experienced “a third quarter of negative growth”.
Recall that Buhari had on the 28th August 2017, received almost a two-hour briefing from the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele after which he declared that he was pleased with the progress being made on different fronts in the economic sector.
But Omokri disagreed with him, saying the country’s economy gives no cause for one to be satisfied with.
Omokri, who said Buhari was ignorant of Presidential etiquette, explained in a statement that: “it is quite evident that President Buhari has no shame because only a shameless leader would have declared that he is ‘satisfied with the state of the Nigerian economy’!
“We are experiencing a third quarter of negative growth and are World renowned to be in a recession and the man who should lead us out of it declares to the nation that he is SATISFIED with the state of our economy!
“That’s just like bringing a report card of failure back home to your dad and he tells you that he is satisfied with your performance! No wonder this All Progressive Congress government of Muhammadu Buhari reduced the cut off marks for admission into Nigerian universities! They are comfortable with failure.
“How did we get here?
“Our population is growing at 2.9%, by far faster than our economy which grew at -1.5% last year and our President is ‘satisfied’ with the economy’?
“We have an economy that is the largest grower of cassava in the whole world yet we still spend over a billion dollars importing ethanol and industrial starch, both of which can be made from cassava which is their chief ingredient.
“We have an economy with 10.5 million out of school children with majority of them roaming the streets of Northern Nigeria with their begging bowls and the man who is tasked with changing that says he is satisfied with the status quo!
“Do you now see the reason why the BBC would make him their poster joy for shame!”