Gov. Fayose Sharply Criticise High Cost Of Foodstuff, Says Nigeria Suffering From Nepotism


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Ayodele Fayose  of Ekiti State

• Says Nigeria suffering from nepotism
The country is in the “hands of wrong managers who do not know what to do. And out of nepotism, are not ready to be assisted by those who know,” said Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose.He also said the “economy has collapsed completely,” regretting that those who should “revive it do not have any clues.”“Political affiliation has nothing to do with hunger, poverty and lack. The exchange rate was less than N200 to $1 when President Buhari took over power. As at today, it has gone beyond N400 to $1 and the naira is still undergoing a free fall. One bag of rice was less than N8,000 as at May 2016, it is now N20,000. Kerosene is now beyond the reach of the masses,” he added.

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, Fayose said: “Nigerians voted for change because the APC promised them solutions to the country’s problems, but all we hear every day from the APC-led Federal Government are complaints upon complaints, as if Nigerians elected a government of complaints.”

He blamed the President for discarding competent people who could help him run the government, opting instead for “relatives, friends, in-laws and very close associates.”“Obviously, the APC government has failed Nigerians and the President has resorted to putting his immediate family members and close associates in key government positions to protect himself from the fear of the unknown that has enveloped him.”

According to the governor, “the only qualification to hold key positions in the Presidency is to know a certain nephew of the President or be a member of his family. That is nepotism, and what nepotism breeds is incompetence.”

He alleged that the most influential person in the Presidency today is “one Mamman Daura, who is a nephew of the President. The Personal Assistant to President Buhari is said to be the son of Mamman Daura while the State Chief of Protocol was said to be married to Mamman Daura’s daughter.”

“It is also the height of nepotism that apart from just two, all security chiefs and heads of all the paramilitary agencies in Nigeria, as well as all the political-heads overseeing all the military and paramilitary arms and agencies are from the North of Nigeria.

“As a leader, you don’t need to fear anything. But the moment a leader peeps into the future, realising that his lack of capacity could have consequential effects on him, such a leader will definitely resort to nepotism to protect himself.

“Also, the moment a government is unable to guarantee the existence of the people, it must resort to nepotism to protect itself. And that is exactly what is being witnessed in Nigeria, especially with the lopsided appointments of security chiefs and key functionaries of the Federal Government,” he said.                                                                           The Guardian

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