Saturday, 16 April 2016

Buhari’s government Is losing direction, says group

President Muhammadu Buhari
The Buhari-led government received a low rating yesterday, as some acclaimed supporters of the government have accused the government of derailing from its original visions.
Some of the supporters, who made the assertion yesterday during the maiden edition of the state of the nation town hall meeting organised by Change Vigilantes, a pro-Buhari group, in Lagos, stated that the government needed to be helped to reverse itself from the wrong direction.
Those who spoke at the event listed various challenges facing the country to include corruption, epileptics power supply, unemployment, bad economy, after almost one year the government of President Muhammadu Buhari came into power.
Chairman of Change Vigilantes, Dr Ope Banwo, said Buhari should not be allowed to fall into the same situation former President Goodluck Jonathan fell into when his supporters refused to tell him the truth.
“I am one of those people spending their money and energy fighting for Buhari’s government,” Banwo said, adding “right now am not happy with the direction the country is taking in different area” of the administration.
“They say those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat the mistakes of history. So the government must learn from the mistakes of the previous administration. One of those things that led to the downfall of the Jonathan’s administration was that those who sincerely believed in the government never told the former president the truth until it was too late, and that is one of the things we are determined will never happen with the change government.
I do not need to prove my commitment to the Buhari government because I have been a die-hard Buharist even before the election, touring places to ensure the success of the president at the election.
“We felt that the government is losing direction. So, as part of my own way to make sure the government never derail from its change mantra, we continue to call on the government, spending our resources to make sure he is on the right track.”
On corruption, Banwo said: “the government is doing well, but the government performance on employment is poor. The president must be reminded that he promised 740,000 jobs in first year, but we got more than 740,000 layoffs.”
On her part, President and Founder, Consumer Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CAFON) Mrs. Sola Salako said: “I would rate the government as being fair, but after one year, we are not where we are expected to be.”

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