The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the rise in social degeneration in the country, most especially acts of suicide.
In a statement signed by the PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday, May 26, 2019, the main opposition party said the rise of social ills in the country is due to bad governance under Buhari’s leadership.
The party further alleged that despondency, depression and misery have escalated in the country “since the rigging of the 2019 Presidential election”, an election won by President Buhari.
The party further blamed Buhari and the APC for failing to deal with escalating insecurity in the country and leaving Nigerians exposed to the worst kinds of crimes.
The party said,
“The PDP described as a national tragedy, the rising spate of suicides, slavery mission abroad, divorces, child abandonment and other social degeneration occasioned by the worsening economic hardship, poverty, hunger and rising insecurity under the incompetent, corrupt, divisive and manipulative All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
“The party laments that such social ills, which is a direct response to bad governance, occurs when citizens are overwhelmed by gloom, with no hope in sight, particularly after their majority vote for a new, purposeful and result-oriented President in the PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar, as expressed in the February 23 Presidential election, was subverted with brazen impunity.
“In the last few months, the news media has been awash with horrible reports of teenage suicide in our country.
“Banditry, insurgency, marauding, bloodletting and kidnapping with unmentionable ransoms, have almost become daily occurrences. Our citizenry is now battling with the worst kind of siege mentality.
“Constitutional violations, human rights abuses, arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial killings, assault on perceived dissenting voices and attempt at annexation of our institutions of democracy, particularly the judiciary, signposts a nation in dire strait.
“Misery has set in. This is evident in the shrinking of our nation’s Gross Domestic Produce (GDP) to 2.1percent in the first quarter of 2019.
“It is saddening that at the time Nigerians ought to be celebrating, they are rather forlorn, committing suicide and exiting the country in droves.
“Most Nigerians have become downhearted in the face of an administration that wrecked our once robust economy and divided our people; in the face of worsening joblessness, piling bills, hunger and diseases; in the face of incompetence, lies, and unfulfilled promises of free homes, monthly allowance to unemployed youth and the poor, bringing the naira to the same value as the US Dollar, creating of 5 million new jobs, ending of insurgency in three months and myriad of other false promises.”
The PDP also complained about Nigeria’s rising debt profile under Buhari as well as the alleged elevation of incompetence, deceit, propaganda, failure and “cabal mentality”.
The party called on Nigerians to uphold and support one another to check the rising social degeneration in the country.
“The PDP however calls on Nigerians not to despair but stand firm in their collective determination to retrieve the stolen Presidential mandate at the tribunal, so they can have an administration that truly cares for them and which has the competence to return our nation on her deserved path of peace, national cohesion and economic prosperity,”
“My Administration Have Made Great Progress” – Pres. Buhari Says
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that his administration is working hard to change Nigeria for Nigerians in the area of infrastructure.
According to Buhari who made this known via his Twitter handle, he said his administration would do everything required to achieve this.
See Tweet Below;
We are determined to change the narrative for Nigerians in the area of infrastructure. We will do everything required to make this happen, including partnering with the States, private sector and development partners. We have made great progress & will continue in this direction.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) August 23, 2019
“Except For Newspapers, I Have No Knowledge Of My Ministry” – Aregbesola Admits
Former Osun state governor and Newly-inaugurated Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has announced his decision to formally resume work with immediate effect at the Ministry next Monday, conceding that he lacks knowledge of how the ministry operates as the little he knows about it was what he gleaned from the pages of newspapers.
Aregbesola who disclosed this Wednesday in Abuja during his maiden visit to the ministry told top officials of the ministry that apart from stories about the ministry on the pages of the Newspapers, he had no idea of its policies and operations. “My relationship with the ministry is distant.
What I know about the ministry is what I read in the Newspapers,” Aregbesola confessed.
The former governor thereafter directed the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Barr. Georgina Ehuriah to continue overseeing affairs until next Monday when he would formally resume work.
“It Took Me Over A Year To Understand My Job As Education Minister”– Adamu Adamu Reveals
Newly inaugurated minister of education, Adamu Adamu has revealed that it took him over a year to understand how the Federal Ministry of Education works after previously serving and being retained as head of the same agency by President Buhari.
He made this confessional statement while speaking to newsmen after being inaugurated alongside other Ministers, Adamu said he had to understand what education meant when he first got to the ministry.
He, however, added that he is returning home to his “family” after heading the Ministry for over three and a half years.
“We had labored over time on the strategic plan for the education and only to the point of implementation then we had to leave.
I had the opportunity to remind President Muhammadu Buhari that the nation was expecting so much from him.
“When we were sent here the first tenure, it took me one and half year to understand the ministry, it also took me as a surprise when I was re-assigned to the ministry of education. I had thought I would be sent to another ministry where I would have to learn all over again.
Now, I know that I am coming back to a family. You all are my teachers and hopefully, we will work well together again.“The reality is the confidence I reposed in the Permanent Secretary.
When I came here I had to get the idea of what education is and I could only see what is happening here after a year and a half” he said.
Also speaking on some his achievement in his first tenure as Minister of Education, Adamu said he worked hand-in-hand with the former Minister of State for Education Prof. Anthony Anwukah, to put together the Ministerial Strategic Plan (MSP 2016-2019) to the point of implementation before their tenure ended on May 2019.
President Buhari retained Adamu Adamu as the main Education minister and named Mr. Nwajuiba as the minister of state for education. Before his appointment, Nwajuiba was Board of the Tertiary Education Trustfund (TETFund), Chairman.
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