Edo Forum writes Buhari over economic hardship
By Kingsley Amayo
Edo Forum of Patriots, a socio-cultural organisation in Edo State, has lamented the lingering fuel crisis, high cost of food items and transportation in the country and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop giving Nigerians excuses but find solutions to the current hardship bedevilling the nation.
In a letter addressed to the President by its convener, Aiyamenkhue Edokpolo, it said: “From the fight against corruption which is one-sided to the fight against insurgency, the fate of the Chibok girls, the instability in the economic policies of the country, the fall of the naira against the dollar, the high unemployment rate, erratic and a near total absence of the electricity supply and most recently, the worsened fuel crisis that seems to have overwhelmed your government and the worst in our recent history and demand urgent answers. “Based on the aforementioned realities, Nigerians are expectedly apprehensive if your government is really moving or just standing, within the context of the pyramid of change promised during your campaign and inauguration. “Though, we also support the Minister for delivering a frank message that lacked the usual political preference, we strongly condemn his unpalatable prank that is being played on Nigerians in the last couple of months.”