Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, on Saturday, called on Nigerians to continue praying for incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, with an addition that, “The President needs God to give him the necessary wisdom to be able to find a solution to the country’s economic and security problems.”
More so, Fayose dared the Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, to consider relocating to Sambisa Forest in Borno State or Yobe State as the case may be, and move around without heavy military security if truly he was sure that Boko Haram had been defeated.
Fayose, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said, “Only God’s intervention can save Nigeria from the present economic and security problems as it is glaring that the man running the affairs of the country at the federal level does not have any answer to the problems.
“Even the Holy Bible said in James 1:5 that if anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask God and as it is, Nigerians must assist the President in asking for wisdom and understanding to tackle the country’s economic and security problems before Nigeria is further plunged into more woes with the federal government’s decision to borrow N2.2 trillion, which translates to N6.066 billion per day to finance the 2016 Budget.”
The Ekiti State governor insisted that the Federal Government’s announcement of reduction in pump price from N87 to N85 per litre is a continuation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government’s governance by deceit.
Fayose added that, “Even secondary school students of economics know that you cannot deregulate and regulate at the same time.
“It is only in a confused and clueless economy that government will plan to spend more when revenue has reduced by more than 50 percent.
“Even now that the price is N87 and subsidy is yet to be removed, Nigerians are buying at between N130 and N300 per litre. What will now happen when they remove subsidy and allow market forces to determine the price?”