By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti—GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility for the failures of his government to find solutions to the current fuel scarcity rather than apportioning blames.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said: “The president should rather take responsibility, apologize to Nigerians and stop blaming others for his failures because apologizing when you are wrong, it is the hallmark of honest and sincere leaders. What is wrong if he had said sorry to Nigerians who are at the receiving end of his bad policies? But in the case of President Buhari, he will always have someone to blame for his own failure.
“As a military Head of State, he blamed former President Shehu Shagari’s administration. Since he assumed office, he has been blaming his predecessor. And now that he can’t provide fuel for Nigerians, despite claiming to have removed fuel subsidy, he is blaming some unknown Nigerians. When is he going to be man enough to stop his blame game?”
The governor said rather than blaming people, what Nigerians expected to hear from the President was what had been done and being done to stop the loss of millions of jobs and hunger that is ravaging the land as well as wanton killings going on across the country.
Governor Fayose said: “Nigerians are aware that petrol is scarce across the country because the federal government deliberately reduced supply since it is only the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC that imports the product. This is aimed to forcing increment in pump price from N145 to N185 per litre on Nigerians.”
In addition, the governor said: “The other time, Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo’s said that the NNPC was bearing the cost of fuel subsidy and not the federal government and we asked; what is the difference between NNPC and the federal government? Who is NNPC and who is federal government? Is NNPC now an autonomous agency of the federal government?”
“Nigerians are tired of Buhari’s repetitive speeches and unfulfilled promises. Nigerians are crying that he should give them responsive and competent cabinet.