The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, on Thursday sent a message to President Muhammadu Buhari on the situation of things in Nigeria.
He sent the message through the President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, during an event in Lagos. He asked him to go tell Buhari that Nigeria “is bleeding” and that he must urgently address some critical issues affecting many Nigerians.
The event was the 2nd annual Public Lecture of Freedom Online. It was held in Ikeja, Lagos and had, Adesina, who is Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, as part of personalities in attendance.
Adesina had while speaking at the event, enumerated some of the gains the current administration has made since coming into office in 2015.
But responding to Adesina’s claims during his speech, Adams said on the contrary, from all indications, the present situation in the country shows that majority of Nigerians are suffering, with little or no hope.
He said the event was a good opportunity for him to tell the President through his spokesman, that he needs to concentrate on programmes that have direct impact on the lives of the people at the grassroots.
“My brother, Mr. Femi Adesina has raised some issues on the state of the nation, he is doing his job. However, I want you to tell the President that Nigeria is bleeding. From my experience so far, I think President Buhari needs to attend to some critical issues that need urgent attention. Let me use my personal experience to buttress my point. I spend over N13, 000 daily on diesel to fuel my generating set.
“And that is the situation across the country. That shows the power sector is not working. Another area that the president needs to work on is the agricultural sector. The facts and figures show that we still have a long way to go if Nigeria is to be ranked among the most vibrant countries in the world. From all indices, it is no doubt that our economy needs total overhauling. Though, we have exited recession as claimed by Mr. Adesina, efforts should also be made to revamp the economy,” Adams said.