The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media Bashir Ahmad and actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde have disagreed over the true state of Nigeria’s economy and insecurity.
Omotola, Sunday, described Nigeria as ‘hellish’ and blamed “the lack of money in circulation” on the government.
“The country under your watch is hellish! @YOsibanjo @MBuhari @NGRPresident The lack of money in circulation, now coupled with the continuous assault and killings by uniformed men will make this country implode!!! It is unbearable! Do something! Insecurity! Fear and desperation everywhere,” Omotola tweeted.
Ahmad, however, responded to her with claims that “those who are working for CLEAN money are not complaining and will never refer our dear country as ‘hellish.”
“In Kano State alone, from 2015 to 2018, no fewer than 200 medium and small scale rice milling centres emerged. For that, billions circulated among millions,” he added.
Ekehinde responded asking Ahmad to fight for the country without being partisan.
“As long as you’re not insinuating that I am not working CLEAN for my money… I hear you. Its good that there are some progress… Do you truly want to say you don’t see all that’s really wrong? Can we fight for our future in truth for once? Without being partisan?”
Ahmad acknowledged that there are problems facing the country. He, however, insisted that some of the problems dated back to the country’s pre-independence days.
He, tacitly, noted that the government may be facing a cash crunch and that the government’s revenue from taxes may not enough to solve the problem.
“There are problems, and some have been with us since 1950s’” Ahmad said tweeted.
“We as Nigerians, can you honestly say we are all acting like we have problems? Do we really pay taxes?”