A former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Nath Apir, has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari over the current state of the Nigerian economy.
According to Apir, the economy is in “shambles as people can hardly feed.”
He made the comments on Thursday, September 1, 2016, while speaking with journalists in Makurdi.
“During the last administration. Our economy was performing above average. This government came in and because every government comes in to fix the problems of the previous government,” Apir said according to Daily Post.
“It took President Buhari six months to appoint Ministers in a country where, whether rightly or wrongly was rated by the World Bank and the IMF as Africa’s largest and number one economy. We did not get that rating through bribe.
“On coming to government it behoved this administration to inflate the tyres that were low on air pressure, grease those bearings that needed to be oiled so that we don’t grind to a halt just like we are in now.
“Our country is in shambles, the people can hardly feed, the Naira has crashed to over N400 to the Dollar. They talk of recovering money from looters and we have not seen where the monies have gone to. Where exactly are the three or five key pillars of the economic policies of the APC government?
“Agree that there are issues of militancy in the South-South, other governments also faced same challenge. Buhari came in with a military mentality to crush them. Look, civilized people negotiate, they don’t do that because they are weak. They do that because they know that you cannot go forward in a situation of crisis and chaos.”
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Meanwhile, the PDP has urged Buhari to resign due to the economic crisis in the country.