The founder of Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Dr Fredrick Fasehun, has charged Nigerians to stop complaining about the present economic hardship in the country since it was them that voted for change.Speaking in an interview with the Sun newspaper, he enjoined Nigerians to accept their fate with equanimity and be ready to endure whatever comes with their choice. Fasehun further stated that rather than complain, they should pray for President Muhammadu Buhari.
His words, “Nigerians voted for Buhari. They voted for change. The hardship and suffering they are going through now is part of that change. They should not be complaining.
“Instead of complaining, they should be praying for Buhari. Nigerians should pray for him, and for Buhari himself Nigerians were cheering him initially but now they are getting despondent. Buhari should not wait until Nigerians start jeering at him as a result of failed promises.”
The OPC founder, who asserted that the Buhari administration was far from meeting his expectations, said, “Hardship and suffering have increased. Many Nigerians today are hungry and angry. Even now, the rich also cry. The bad economy has worsened the situation with many Nigerians finding it increasingly difficult to survive. The situation can’t continue like this, government must find a remedy.
“Power supply has not been encouraging. Many industries are closing down while millions of jobs are being lost to erratic power supply.
“Many Nigerians that are self-employed including artisans like welders, hair dressers and others who depend on efficient power supply to sustain their small scale ventures have been rendered jobless as a result of poor power supply. This has been a big minus on the part of the administration. Increasing unemployment and job losses occasioned by poor power supply should be a source of concern to the president and his team.”