Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has decried the current celebration in the land over the fall of Sambisa Forest, describing it as another antic of President Muhammadu Buhari to divert the attention of Nigerians from the biting hunger experienced during this year’s yuletide.
He said all what Nigerians wanted to hear from the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government was how they will defeat of hunger and untold hardship ravaging the country and not recycled stories of defeat of Boko Haram insurgents that has become a usual feature aimed at diverting their attention from the ravaging hunger at this time of the year.
Fayose said it had become predictable that whenever Nigerians cried of the pains and sufferings they were going through, the Federal Government would come out with stories.
These stories include, “20 Chibok girls found,” “$1billion found in Mr. A, B or C bedroom,” “Boko Haram technically defeated,” “We have captured Sambisa forest,” etc, just to divert attention.
In a statement signed by his spokesman on new media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said: “It is painful that Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari has become directionless either due to the cluelessness of the president or his old age that has foisted a purposeless leadership on the country.
“This year’s Christmas is the worse in the history of Nigeria. People cannot afford to celebrate and enjoy themselves due to the hardship caused by the APC government.
“To make matters worse, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) also created artificial scarcity of cash, such that people could not access their hard-earned money in the banks as most banks in the country do not have cash to pay their customers.
“Like I have maintained, the main issue confronting Nigerians now is hunger and hunger does not speak the language of political propaganda that is being used by the APC led federal government.
“It is therefore no longer about diversionary news; it is about preventing Nigerians from dying of hunger.”