Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Ayodele Fayose has said that it is callous for President Mohammadu Buhari to tell Nigerians to brace up for more hardship in 2016, adding that if the President is no longer capable of ruling, he should resign and allow somebody more competent to run the affairs of the nation.
Fayose was lashing out at the presidency during the formal
presentation of some bills passed by the Ekiti State House of Assembly
to him for consent.
The six bills presented to the governor by the House include Ekiti
State College of Technical and Commercial Agriculture Repel Law, 2015
Revised Appropriation Bills
, 2016 Appropriation Law, Kidnap and Terrorism Law, Ekiti State Office of Public Defender and Ekiti State regency Law 2015.
Condemning the All Progressive Congress (APC)’s government for
considering such measures as cutting jobs, de-valuing the Naira and
reducing minimum wages of workers among others, Fayose said:”They should
address devaluation of Naira, job cut and other issues. They promised
to give millions of jobs every year but now they want to cut 7million
jobs and they are telling Nigerians to expect hardship in 2016, if the
President is not competent he should resign and allow any other person
to take over. Even if he gives it to Osinbajo, we are not bothered, we
just want somebody who could lead well.”
Fayose who also asked the members of the State House, particularly the
Speaker, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, to ensure that the state 2016 bugdet
document is made available to the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) for scrutiny, said: ”
We must ensure that this document is accessible to all, don’t write
proposals that is outside this budget because I won’t accept it. “