Nigerians have been advised to be a bit more patient with the present government as it begins implementation of policies and programmes that have been designed to revamp the economy.
The Senator representing Taraba Central senatorial district in northern Nigeria, Senator Yusuf Abubakar, gave the advice in an exclusive interview with Voice of Nigeria on some vital national issues.
The All Progressives Congress Senator believes that the improved fuel situation across the country is a true reflection of the fact that the Buhari led government is gradually but surely addressing the major challenges in the economy.
“So, they have removed subsidy and the fuel situation in this country has improved, and I am sure that commerce and transportation of human beings have equally improved. So, to that extent, the government has done very well.
Yes, it is normal and natural that when government is taking tough decisions certainly there are some people who will not be comfortable with that in my constituency, I have gone there to explain to them that things will be tough and they will be tougher as we go along but it will be for a short period of time, and I think the present government will revive or revamp the economy.”
He expressed confidence that the tough time currently being experienced by Nigerians will soon be over, as the implementation of the budget moves from recurrent to execution of capital projects.
Senator Yusuf also disagreed with critics of the Nigerian President, that the ongoing war on corruption is a witch hunt of perceived political opponents, urging them to support the government to return Nigeria on the path to greater glory.
“But it is natural that the war on corruption would appear to be one sided because, the PDP was the party in power for 16 years so, the current President is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and he is attacking the corruption that bedeviled the federal government. And we have seen it, he has done well, he is doing well.
How can some people just sit down, of a contract of about $2.1 billion and then change the money and go for campaign, and you say that they should not be investigated. They must be investigated, they should be investigated, and I will support the investigation in total,” he stressed.