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Nigerians Blame Buhari For Not Getting Pregnant – Amaechi Claims



Nigerians Blame Buhari For Not Getting Pregnant - Amaechi Claims

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday, called on Nigerians to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for all the challenges rocking the country.

The former Governor of Rivers State stated this while speaking on Channels TV’s programme titled, ‘Hard Copy’.

According to Amaechi, Nigerians blame President Buhari-led government for even things that didn’t concern him.

He said, “The point is we all blame the government. Like the President would say, if tomorrow you are unable to get pregnant, you will blame Buhari.”

Amaechi when asked if the All Progressives Congress did not know about the challenges in the country before it promised to deliver “change” to Nigerians, said they didn’t know the magnitude of the rot.

The minister when asked why the Buhari administration has failed to change things in the country nearly seven years after it came into power, said they could not be perfect.

The former Governor of Rivers State further stated that the Buhari government has changed the economy and halted the importation of rice.

He added that insecurity in the country can not be ended without curbing poverty first.

When asked if security matters are discussed at the Federal Executive Council, he said, “We don’t discuss security matters at FEC.”

Amaechi claimed that the money left behind for the country by the former President, Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 was not enough to run the affairs of the country for three weeks.

According to Amaechi, when he headed the governors’ forum, he was informed by Presidency officials that there was virtually nothing left in the treasury.

The minister added, “When you talk about bandits and all these people that kill. It is a question about poverty. And that poverty didn’t start in this regime. Don’t forget that oil was sold at $110, $114, $115 per barrel. When this government came into power, oil fell to $28 per barrel and since then it has not gone above $80 per barrel.

“As former chairman of the governors’ forum, I was told by the security in a meeting chaired by the former President including the former minister of finance that at every point in time, the government must leave money behind in case Nigeria goes to war that would last for six months.

“By the time we came, they didn’t leave money behind that could last us for three weeks. And I was speaking at that time as the chairman of the governors’ forum.”

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