Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over the way he wastes the countries’ resources on irrelevant things and adviced him to attend to the needs of Nigerians instead of donating money to other countries like Father Christmas.
The former vice president gave the advice in reaction to the report that the federal government had approved a donation of $500,000 to the Republic of Guinea Bissau ahead of its November 18 legislative election.
Atiku said that Nigeria’s assets ought to be utilized for the nation and its kin and not as gifts to other people, so the President and his group ought to be more reasonable with national assets.
Atiku, in a statement by its media office in Abuja on Sunday, asked why a nation whose pioneers had promised to offer its national resources would even now be giving cash without thinking about its suggestions.
He accused Buhari’s administration of persisting in “reckless wastefulness” of the country’s resources, wondering why a country named as the world headquarters for extreme poverty would rather donate her resources to others instead of solving its own pressing problems. He said:
“As of late, we had cause to guide the Buhari organization to be more judicious with national assets after the legislature proclaimed its goal to offer national resources worked by past organizations to subsidize their the same old thing 2019 spending plan.
“Evidently, as opposed to offer notice to our ace bono enthusiastic prompt, the Buhari organization is continuing in the monetary iniquity that has seen them annihilate an once flourishing economy.
“In the most recent case, the Buhari government has reported that it is making a $500,000 gift to Guinea Bissau, alongside other material gifts.
“Our reaction is to inquire as to why a country that has been formally named as the world base camp for extraordinary destitution, will give her assets to others as opposed to utilizing them to take care of squeezing household issues?
“This is a similar government that is so destitute that it has so far obtained ₦13 trillion out of three years putting our economy in considerably more noteworthy hazard.
“How prudent is it to go about taking loans from whomsoever cares to lend you money and then turn around to give out those same monies even when your own people are suffering the worst forms of poverty they have ever endured?
“We call on the Buhari administration to cut their coat according to their cloth. He should stop donating like Father Christmas. He should attend to then need of Nigerians“.