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April 14

April 14 LETTERS PAGE 43 Re: As one year approaches… By their words thy shall know them… ” I have to start with the above…

April 14


Re: As one year approaches…

By their words thy shall know them… ” I have to start with the above phrase because of the blatant lies that are contained in the opinion of Dr. Eugene Enahoro in the Daily Trust Newspaper of Tuesday the 12th of April 2016 . In this opinion, Dr. Enahoro completely wrote off President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as total failure that has nothing to celebrate after one year in office. Enahoro went further to lament as to why electorates voted Jonathan out of office in 2015. I wish to say that for any journalist or anybody to say that this present government has nothing to celebrate after one year in office is the highest point of un-patriotism and a gross act of irresponsibility as a citizen of this great Nation. Yes, our priorities differ in accordance with our geographical spread, ethnic and of course religion affiliations, one thing remain common to all THE NATIONAL INTEREST. Unless Dr. Enahoro is writing from a point of view of a citizen of a different country other than Nigeria, his opinion of today can simply be described as wicked and selfish. May be Enahoro would have be happy if on assumption of office president Muhammadu Buhari had toe the footprint of former president Goodluck Jonathan by allowing the Boko Haram insurgents to overwhelm the country, continue with the posture of diminishing the image of Nigeria abroad, maintain the sponsorship of ethnic militias across the country and above all allow the Biafra agitators have their way. It’s no longer news that the masses of this country are experiencing a serious hardship occasioned by economic downturn. However this situation is not restricted to Nigeria alone. It’s a global phenomenon especially in those countries that have petroleum as their main source of income. Nigeria situation is worse become oil has been the only source of our income. It’s therefore an act of mischief to put the blame of our present hardship on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari when the price of crude oil is below 28 dollars per barrel in the international market. Former president Jonathan sold crude oil for 105 dollars per barrel and he ended looting the whole money to the detriment of the common masses. The consequence of which Dr. Enahoro is mischievously shifting blames today. I make bold to say that in spite of the economic challenges being experienced in Nigeria today, the present government has everything to celebrate in terms of combating insurgents, fighting corruption and the concerted efforts made so far to redeem our image on the international arena.

Ahmad S. Eshi, Lafia, Nasarawa State

Re: APC and its reluctant change champions

Frankly speaking, if one takes a look at melodrama of the budget issue right from its presentation to date, one’s doubt will be cleared about the level of political willingness of the lawmakers to treat this important document fairly for necessary implementation by the executive arm of government. The columnist, Muhammad Al- Ghazali, has clearly separated the grains from the chaff by showing clearly the negative stance in tackling the country’s problems, inclination towards corrupt practices that need to deal with to pave way full commitment to change the negativism of the past.

Abdulkadir Mamman, Abuja

Re: NASS ‘inserted N40b road projects’ in 2016 budget

The irony is that while the all allegation of padded budget at the National Assembly lasted the lawmakers denied it blaming the presidency and civil servants for the foul play. I am really disappointed with the legislators who accused the Presidency for trying to amend budget through back door. They chided the Presidency for the discrepancies, padding, shoddy work but they tried to do the same thing by hiding the details, pretense, secrecy to ignore due process and lack of transparency. Rep Abdulmumin Jibrin is insincere, cunning and insulting. How can he allocate N4.1bn projects to his constituency alone? To say his people are also Nigerians thus deserved the projects is ludicrous? Worse still, it is reported now that one item was repeated twice with two figures earmarked for Bebeji earth dam, (N270m & N50m). All these, yet he claimed to have clean up the budget while blaming the Executive of blackmailing the Legislature. Sad!

Mohammed Bagudu, Minna

Federal Civil Service Commission wake up

First it was C.B.N. now it is F.I.R.S. It may interest Nigerians to know that these illegal and secret recruitments exist in many M.D.A.s across the country. Two things are involved either the Federal Civil Service Commission is an accessory or grossly incompetent.

Audu, Kaduna, 08057876809

On SGF and N600b salaries

Most of Nigerian dailies yesterday caption a story by the the Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal that Nigerian goverment borrows the sum of 600 billion naira every month to pay salaries. We hope the SGF was misquoted. If you calculate this amount in a year would give you about five trillion naira. How much does FAAC share every month that would give us this outrageous amount? I think his office should come out with exactly what he said at that Jos meeting.

Bala Nayashi, Lokoja, 08033559403

My vote, my voice…

I have no regret for voting APC into power. Within it first year in office, the Buhari administration was able to solve 3 major problems. One, no more tension as the security situation is improving daily; Two, more investment to come soon as Nigerian foreign policy is now on the right track; Three, impunity and financial embezzlement by government officials have drastically reduced.

Sulyman Badarawa, Kaduna, 08065637347

Re: NASS ‘inserted N40bn road projects’ in 2016 budget

Why picked on Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin? He is like any other lawmaker who wants to execute laudable projects for his people. Yes, that is what we members of his constituency elected him to do for us and, he proved to be the right person capable of representing us in the National Assembly. Or may be some are jealous of him for his intelligence, for his efforts to touch the lives of his constituents? We are really proud and solidly in support of him. More power to his elbows.

Murtala Kabir Kiru, Kano State, 08033610671

Help me find a friend

Kindly give me a space in your paper to locate my missing classmate at Government Secondary School, Birnin Kudu (1969-1973).His name is Daniel Yusuf Kwajaffa. Please, whoever has information about him should contact me.

Hassan Mallam Aliyu, 08033561508

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