A former All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in Benue State, Mr. Nath Apir, Thursday, lamented the inability of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to sustain the economic growth his predecessor recorded, stressing that Nigeria is currently in “shambles as people can hardly feed.”
Speaking with journalists in Makurdi, the state capital, Apir observed that Nigerians were currently regretting voting for him during the 2015 presidential election.
He blasted the current government for taking longer time to appoint Minister yet had minimal result to show.
He made the remark at the back drop of the report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, which indicated that the country’s economy has gone into recession.
Reacting to the report, Apir said, “During the last administration. Our economy was performing above average. This government came in and because every government comes in to fix the problems of the previous government.
“It took Presidemt Buhari six months to appoint Ministers in a country where, whether rightly or wrongly was rated by the World Bank and the IMF as Africa’s largest and number one economy. We did not get that rating through bribe.
“On coming to government it behoved this administration to inflate the tyres that were low on air pressure, grease those bearings that needed to be oiled so that we don’t grind to a halt just like we are in now.
“Our country is in shambles, the people can hardly feed, the Naira has crashed to over N400 to the Dollar. They talk of recovering money from looters and we have not seen where the monies have gone to. Where exactly are the three or five key pillars of the economic policies of the APC government?
“Agree that there are issues of militancy in the south south, other governments also faced same challenge. Buhari came in with a military mentality to crush them. Look, civilized people negotiate, they don’t do that because they are weak. They do that beacuse they know that you cannot go forward in a situation of crisis and chaos.”