- An ex-media director of President Buhari campaign committee, Kailani Muhammad, has expressed concerns over the handling of COVID-19 palliatives by governors
- Muhammad said that EndSARS protests exposed some governors who failed to distribute the palliatives to the needy
- According to him, some governors' actions showed that they don't have the interest of the masses at heart
Kailani Muhammad, the director of media and publicity of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 campaign committee, on Tuesday, November 10, berated Nigerian governors over their handling of palliatives meant to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta reports that Muhammad lamented over the events that trailed the #EndSARS protests, saying it exposed the nonchalant attitude toward the suffering populace by the government as seen in the handling of food items kept in warehouses.
Muhammad who stated this on Tuesday, November 10, however, hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the sum of N75 billion for the Youth Investment Fund (YIF).
He regretted that the failure of leaders across the country over the years impacted negatively on the fortunes of the youths.
Muhammad, however, called on state governors to explore ways of improving on Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) rather than engage in a legal battle with the federal government over local government autonomy.
“The average Nigerian hardly eats two meals a day, but our politicians from the National Assembly to governors, cruise flamboyantly in Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) around town. I am optimistic that this #EndSARS movement will jilt them out of stupor.
“Those who are scared of the unknown by these protests because of skeletons in their cupboards must have a rethink. They must readjust themselves so as not to be caught in the cross-fire that may occur."
Muhammad said it was during the protests that Nigerians got to know that President Buhari had long ago approved a whopping sum of N75 billion for YIF to empower the youth stratum with a loan facility ranging from N250,000 to N50 million.
He described the attitude of some governors in the handling of palliative funds as worrisome, cruel, adding that they have “a nonchalant attitude toward a suffering populace.”
“Who among the governors has a mind big enough to groom the youths to take the mantle of leadership of this country when their crop filters out to the great beyond?"
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that clerics under the aegis of the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organization for Peace (NIPROF) on Tuesday, November 10, urged youths not to allow themselves to be used by promoters of the #EndSARS protest against authorities.
It was reported that that the national coordinator of NIPROF, Bishop Sunday Garuba, said the original intent of the #EndSARS protest seems genuine but was upturned the moment the youths refused all entreaties for dialogue by relevant authorities.
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