Junaid Mohammed, Second Republic lawmaker, has admonished the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to stop lying to Nigerians over the country’s situation.
He noted that the Federal Government used the whole of 2017 lying to Nigerians about “wanting to change ministers and some people in some key positions who have been found wanting.”
Mohammed made the remark while revealing his expectation from the current government in 2018.
Speaking with Punch, the medical Doctor-turned-politician also faulted the current anti-graft war.
He said, “I have to be very modest; I don’t have much expectation from this government. The least I expect is for them to learn to tell the truth. Tell the truth to the people of this country, we are a mature people; we are educated people who expect to be told the truth and not to be lied to.
“We expect also that when people are not performing, they should be sacked. When they are not sacked, it means that somebody does not know what he was up to when he was elected. I sincerely hope that if they get the opportunity for the rest of 2018 and the few months leading to the elections in 2019, something must be demonstrably done well so that the people can rediscover themselves and probably they can redeem themselves. As things are now, the people don’t believe in this government.
“The whole of this year has been spent lying about wanting to change ministers and some people in some key positions who have been found wanting, nothing happened in this direction.
“These people are sitting tight and engaging in their corruption while we are making a lot of noise about fighting corruption. The Boko Haram which they claimed has been defeated has come back and virtually everyday people are being killed in the area of operation and no explanation is coming from the government.”