In another development, Ekiti State Governor, AYO FAYOSE has called on President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to listen to the cries of Nigerians and stop seeing those with opinions different from his own as threats to his hold on to power.
He said the reality the President must face now is that there is too much hunger in the land and that the President should rather listen to those who are more knowledgeable than him in terms of management of the country’s economy.
The governor, who said reactions of the President and his men to divergent opinions had become predictable, saying the style of sending the EFCC, Department of State Services 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.
According to a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, LERE OLAYINKA, the governor said President BUHARI should realize that “a nation of hungry people is a nation of angry people.
Governor FAYOSE, who particularly singled out the two former Central Bank of Nigeria governors; Emir of Kano, Alhaji SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI and Professor CHARLES SOLUDO, who spoke at different fora last week, said instead of adopting the usual style of trying to silence them with EFCC, the President should listen to them and take their advice on board because they are expert in economic matters.
He noted that the President should not be ashamed to consult even those who ran the economy under the PDP government of GOODLUCK JONATHAN because it appears that things were better than now to avert imminent economic collapse in the country.