Buhari must stop needless foreign trips, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose

Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on President Mohammadu Buhari to stop his needless foreign trips, describing the president’s trip to the United States of America on Wednesday for the 4th Nuclear Security Summit while Nigerians are suffering at home as “joke of the year.” The governor said “it remains a mystery what President Buhari that met power generation at 6,000MW and could not manage it such that power generation crumbled to 0MW yesterday, will contribute to the Nuclear Energy Summit in America.”

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said “it is shameful that while President Buhari was far away in the United States of America, attending a summit that does not have any bearing on Nigeria and its people, an unprecedented happened – power generation stopped completely for over three hours!” He said the sufferings of Nigerians deserved the attention of the president instead of junketing around the world, wasting the country’s scarce foreign exchange. The governor alleged that over $50 million must have been spent on the president’s frequent foreign trips, adding that Nigerians should ask President Buhari whether his trip to the United States of America to attend Nuclear Energy Summit would bring the lingering fuel scarcity being experienced in the country to an end.

“Nigerians are suffering. Petrol has become so scarce that our people now sleep in petrol stations to buy fuel at N200 per litre while the president who should alleviate their sufferings is in the USA, attending a summit that he won’t even understand whatever that is discussed there. “This is not acceptable. Mr. President should stay at home and see to it that at least, power generation returns to 6,000MW that he met it if he cannot add to it.

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  • Ferdinand Arker

    Well said…The president owes Nigerians an explanation on the downfall of the country. Things are going out of order and Nigerians can only bear this for so long.

  • Uchamma

    Fayose cannot say it any better. This man’s presidency in my estimation is the greatest error to have befallen this country. Those who rebranded him and foist him on Nigerians must have been regretting by now, except those who are substantially benefiting from the crumbling system. I foresee an implosion if the growing hardship is not urgently addressed. May God save us from such catastrophic situation. You cannot address a 21st century illness with 17th century drug. Untill we wake up, we’ll continue to live centuries back.