By Shola Abayomi.
The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of plunging 100 million Nigerians into abject poverty.
The former APC chieftain made the assertion while giving credence to statements credited to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who disclosed that Nigeria was on the verge of bankruptcy, as a result of unfavourable economic policies initiated by the Federal Government.
The Kano monarch further beckoned on President Buhari to abolish subsidy in petroleum and electricity tariffs for the economy to be stabilized.
Timi Frank praised Sanusi for his advice to the government, enjoining other traditional rulers to tag along with the Emir in speaking the truth in order to salvage the country from collapse.
He also highlighted what he perceived as the numerous inadequacies of the Buhari-led Federal Government.
“This is a Government that has failed to implement a new minimum wage for its workforce after Buhari hurriedly signed the minimum wage bill into law in April to save face on May Day. Buhari has breached the minimum wage act by refusing to implement it.
“This is a Government that has failed to operationalize financial autonomy for state judiciary and legislatures which Buhari signed into law in June 2018 following the last constitutional amendment exercise.
“This is a Government that has failed to name ministers and key aides to the President after over a month of being sworn into office.
“In many states of the federation, full workers’ salaries have not been paid for upwards of three years. Is it not benumbing that the newly inaugurated government in Ogun State had to secure a N7billion bank loan to pay May salaries?”
“Having failed in the last four years to meet the aspirations of Nigerians for humane, purposeful and progressive governance, the present administration has resorted to churning out lies in order to keep Nigerians in perpetual bondage”, he said.
Reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day address where he promised to lift 100million Nigerians out of poverty, Frank retorted, “already, Buhari’s rudderless and overly corrupt administration has driven over a 100 million Nigerians into abject poverty and countless others to their early graves through suicide and banditry.”