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This is no Longer about Politics, There’s too Much Hunger in the Country – Gov. Fayose tells Pres. Buhari



Ayo Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose

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 power.

A statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said President Buhari should realise that “a nation of hungry people is a nation of angry people” and seek help from economic experts in the country, not minding their political, religious and ethnic affiliations.

Governor Fayose, who particularly singled out the two former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governors; Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II 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 or ICPC, the President should listen to them and take their advice on board because they are expert in economic matters”.

“The reality our President must face now is that there is too much hunger in the land, Nigerians are hungry, they are suffering and the President should rather listen to those who are more knowledgeable than him in terms of management of the country’s economy instead of seeing them as threats.

It is no longer about politics. Rather, it is about preventing hunger from exterminating Nigerians and I am sure that the president himself knows that hunger does not understand political parties.

A bag of rice that was less than N8,000 when President Buhari assumed office is now over N20,000! How can a civil servant that is earning N18, 000 minimum wage survive when his monthly salary cannot buy one bag of rice?

Even basic drugs and medicare are getting out the reach of the common people and the resultant effect of this will be avoidable deaths!

As at today, a bag of cement is N2, 200, increment of N600 on one bag in just one day. Within four months, exchange rate rose with more than 150%, with dollar that was a little above N200 then, now more than N400.

The harsh reality is that a Nigerian whose income was N100,000 per month in 2015 and still earning the same N100,000 now is actually earning less than N40,000 because what he could buy with N100,000 then cannot be bought with N200,000 now.

This is the worst time for parents whose children and wards will be going back to school in September. How to pay school fees is causing depression for a lot of parents in just over a year of the Buhari’s administration.

All these are signs that President Buhari needs help from those who can assist the country to avert this imminent economic collapse and he should not be ashamed to consult even those who ran the economy under the PDP government of Dr Goodluck Jonathan because it appears that things were better then than now.

Therefore, rather than preoccupying himself with newspaper cartoons, our President should listen to suggestions being offered by Nigerians on ways to bring the country’s economy out of recession that it is now,” Fayose was quoted as saying.


  1. keke driver

    September 1, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I frankly do not like this guy, but when you see the truth, you say it….I agree with you on this one for the first time….Buhari has failed us.

  2. 3ples

    September 1, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Fayose what have you contributed to lessen the hunger. you are after all a govt official and I hear Ekiti has more than enough arable land


    September 1, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    This guy is seriously sick upstairs. He surely needs to get his head re-examined. Is this not the same governor who openly declared some months back, that he doesn’t know what to do to create/generate revenue in Ekiti State to pay the salaries owed to state employees? How dare you open your lousy mouth to say those darnedest things about President BUHARI. On the state of Nigerian economy. Almost every Nigerians knows that the prize of Crude Oil is no longer what it used to be. Secondly, the activities of the economic saboteurs in the Niger Delta such as NDA and others has reduced Nigeria’s crude oil production from 2.6million barrels per day to almost half of what it used to be. If you want to score some Political points, Economy is not the right place for you to do so. Because you are an economic illiterate idiot. A word is enough for the wise. I’ m just saying.

  4. Tosin

    September 1, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    the whole buharinomic sometin just useless our money. zimbabwe dey pray for release, naija sef dey pray, make God hep us.

  5. Err

    September 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    You are the economic idiot,so he must keep quite to Please you boot lickers?Buari should sit up and straighten things,people are suffering.

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