By Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA—MAJORITY Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajiabiamila, yesterday faulted insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government lacked an economic blueprint, saying “if anybody wants to see the blueprint of this government, let the person pick up the (2016) budget.”
Gbajiabiamila, who stated this while fielding questions from journalists during the second edition of the quarterly report on legislative activities of the 8th House of Representatives, also said President Buhari was influenced into accepting deregulation and fuel price increase based on the realities on ground.
He also acknowledged that Nigerians were passing through difficult times, though he said such hardship being experienced by majority of Nigerians was not peculiar to the country as other countries also experienced same.
He said: “We are all feeling the difficult times Nigerians are passing through; it happens all over the world. This has nothing to do with policies of government, but it has become a mantra for some people who never see anything good with the APC government.”