LAGOS- Concerned about the continuous blame of previous governments as reason for current economic woes in the country, Monday Ubani, former second vice President of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has said that it is expected that President Muhammadu Buhari should offer solutions to the mounting political, economic and social challenges, rather than engage in blame game.
Ubani maintained that if Buhari said that the economy was destroyed by his Predecessors, then he should be ready to fix it, rather than blaming former leaders, even after years in office.
The lawyer, in an interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT said that the the reason Buhari was elected in 2015 was to fix things. He pointed out that the president kept criticising previous governments, giving the impression that he was doing something differently.
He said, “If after five years President Buhari is still engaging in blame game, then I think that he lacks the competence. We expected him to have gone beyond the blame game and tell us what he is doing to correct some of the errors of the past.”
The activist said that it was unfortunate that in a bid to show that he was affecting lives of people, the President resorted to blame game. He stressed that Nigerians were tired of hearing about whoever messed up the economy rather what was being done to revamping the economy.
Ubani stated that the President ran down previous governments, whoke praising himself as the one trying to change the narratives. He stressed that it was the responsibility of the citizens to tell if they were changes in the narratives. He said, “We are in a worse situation than we were under those governments that ran down the economy. He compared Nigeria with other countries in terms of fuel price but failed to consider the living standards of those countries, the kind of support they get from their governments. In the midst of COVID-19 nobody got palliatives o the country. We only hear of billions of naira spent.”
While faulting the present administration, the lawyer maintained that no head of State had divided Nigeria as much as Buhari’s regime. “In his appointments, he shows that he didn’t come as a father of the nation or to unify Nigeria, but to divide the country,” he said.
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