Buhari has pushed 100 million Nigerians into abject poverty – Timi Frank
Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has reacted to remark credited to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II that Nigeria is on the path of total bankruptcy following unfavourable economic policies by the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari.
Frank said the President Buhari-led APC government has driven “100 million Nigerians into abject poverty.”
The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had said this during the ongoing 3rd National Treasury Workshop organized by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation holding in Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano.
Sanusi advised President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to cancel subsidy in petroleum and electricity tariffs if the economy must stabilize.
The monarch lamented that for 30 years, successive governments have had this project called petroleum subsidy, insisting that this is the right time to stop it so as to save the nation’s economy.
Reacting, Frank commended the Emir of Kano for his timely warning over the precarious state of the nation’s economy.
In a statement he signed, Frank also called on other traditional rulers and religious leaders to emulate the Emir, who was known to speak the truth “even at his own peril – by speaking out to save the country from imminent collapse.”