- Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has berated the federal government over the state of the economy in the country
- The governor lamented that the ruling government has failed to revive the economy
- Mohammed noted that the federal government is not fighting the corruption as being reported in the media
Bala Mohammed, the Bauchi state governor, has said the federal government has lost ideas on how to address the various economic challenge bedeviling the nation.
The Nation reports that Mohammed, who spoke on Thursday, May 13, at the Government House shortly after performing the Eid prayers to mark the Sallah celebration, said the federal government should stop the blame game and look for a way forward.
Legit.ng gathered that the President Buhari-led administration is not fighting corruption as being claimed.
“I think the FG has lost any idea to grow the economy. What they are best known for is the blame game. They are not even fighting the corruption they claimed to be fighting.”
Mohammed blamed the nation’s backwardness on nepotism by the Buhari government, adding that there is no fairness and equitable allocation of appointments across the six geopolitical zones.
The governor added:
"There are sacred cows and small gods who cannot be touched in Buhari’s government but if you are not fair and equitable in your government, If there is nepotism where only one section is giving positions in your government, then there will be problems.
"There is an iota of truth in what the southern governors said on some sections being highly favoured at the detriment of others.
"What we know in this country as a federalist is that there should always be a balance. If you don’t practice fairness at the top, then you cannot get it at the lower level. Unless we show fairness and equity we cannot grow the economy.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government's move to borrow more money from external sources raised eyebrows among Nigerians.
It was reported that Wale Olusi, the head of research at United Capital Plc said that the recent loan approval by the Nigerian Senate for the federal government will affect the country’s debt profile.
The upper legislative chamber on Wednesday, April 21, approved $1.5 billion and €995 million external loans for the government.
The loan was approved after consideration of the report of its committee on local and foreign debts on the external borrowing plan of the federal government at plenary.