Is Buhari Administration Planning ‘Next Level’ Poverty, Unemployment, Devaluation, Corruption For Nigerians?
Nigeria News – Is Buhari Administration Planning ‘Next Level’ Poverty, Unemployment, Devaluation, Corruption For Nigerians?
Ahead of the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate has mocked the launch of the ‘Next Level’ campaign initiated by the Buhari campaign.
On Sunday, a statement by Atiku’s Campaign Organisation described the presentation as vague on policy and very big on promises.
Segun Sowunmi, the spokesman, recalled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari made a number of promises, which they either denied or did not fulfil, “such as the promise to equalise the value of the Naira with the dollar and to create 3 million jobs per annum”.
Sowunmi stated: “However, policies are the plans and roadmaps that will be used to achieve those promises. Promises made without policies are like a house without a foundation, they will fall. And we have seen proof of that in Nigeria in the last three years.
“Without a concrete policy, these ‘Next Level’ promises are nothing more than next level propaganda. We counsel the Buhari campaign that the time for propaganda has gone and Nigerians are now interested in proper agenda.
“In fact, the feedback we have received from Nigerians is one of alarm. Over the last three and a half years of the Buhari administration, Nigeria was officially named as the world headquarters for extreme poverty. Nigerians are asking if this administration is planning ‘next level’ poverty for them?
“Under this government, 11 million Nigerians have lost their jobs and the administration is so panicky that it has refused to fund the National Bureau of Statistics to release the latest unemployment numbers. Nigerians are asking if this administration is planning ‘next level’ unemployment for them?
“Under Buhari, the value of the Naira has been so devalued that Bloomberg rated the Naira as the worst performing currency on earth. The nation wants to know if this government plans ‘next level’ devaluation of the Naira for them?
“In 2018, Transparency International announced that Nigeria made her worst ever retrogression in the Corruption Perception Index moving 12 steps backwards from 136 under the Peoples Democratic Party to 144 under Buhari. Nigerians are asking if this administration is planning ‘next level’ corruption for them?
“The so-called ‘Next Level’ launch was an anti-climax in that it just exposed the fact that all that the Buhari government is promising Nigerians is more of the same. If the state of the average Nigerian has not improved in the last three and a half years, more of the same is obviously not what they need.
“We, therefore, urge Nigerians not to lose hope, but to await the launch of the policies, plans and program of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to Get Nigeria Working Again. Remember those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Atiku has a plan. Atiku means jobs and at 12 noon on Monday, November 19, 2018, you will hear from the man with the plan.”