A human rights activist and Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman has strongly condemned the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill part of his electioneering campaign promises to provide social welfare of payment of N5, 000 stipends to the unemployed youths in the country, saying that President Buhari should tender unreserved apology from the people of the country, particularly the affected youths.
Reacting on the issue through a signed statement which a copy was made available to newsmen in Lagos yesterday, Comrade Sulaiman noted that the President Buhari’s Saudi Arabia pronouncement, has contradicted his government promised to ensure that the “social welfare package” programmes inculcated in the 2016 Budget, upon which the All Progressives Congress (APC) led –Federal Government planned to borrow over N2trillion to finance this year budget which is currently before the National Assembly.
He maintained that most of the electioneering campaign promises of President Buhari and his party (APC) have been reneged without tangible explanation for such development, insisting that the present administration in the country had been making the Nigeria masses to be concluding that APC led- Federal Government did not have solution to the nation’s problems.
According to him,” President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, All Progressive Congress (APC) just bamboozled the people of the country with sugar coated mouth to win their votes during the 2015 Presidential Election process and throw them into towel after winning the election. Nine months to the President Buhari’s administration, nothing to show in term of single achievement in governance. Nigeria masses are wallowing in abject poverty and the present situation is not the kind of change the people voted for in March 28, 2015.”
CHRSJ boss urged President Buhari to thread the path of honour and integrity to look inward to solve the mirage of problems facing the country by developing political will to fulfill his electioneering campaign promises including Payment of N5,000 Allowance to the unemployed youths, instead of gallivanting all over the globe to look for help in solving Nigeria problems.
Sulaiman quoting the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the University of Abuja Convocation ceremony recently that Nigeria did not need patch-patch change currently experiencing from Buhari’s government, stressing that Nigeria needs genuine fundamental restructuring both politically and economically.