How Buhari Regime Inflicts Hardship On Nigerians, Anglican Archbishop Explains
Buhari regime inflicted hardship on Nigerians, the Archbishop Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim, has accused the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari of inflicting so much hardship on Nigerians since his assumption of office in 2015. Buhari Regime
Delivering his presidential address at the 1st Session of the 13th Synod of the Awka Diocese of the Anglican Church, held at St Peter’s Church, Agulu in Anaocha local government area of Anambra State, Ibezim described Buhari’s regime as very challenging to Nigerians.
According to Ibezim, the regime was marked with killings, kidnapping, looting and inflation, adding that the government also failed to resolve the numerous agitations across the country.
He observed that the president also failed to address the issue of unemployment he promised on assumption of office. Buhari Regime
The Archbishop, who doubles as the Bishop of Awka Diocese said: “Nigeria as a nation is blessed by God with human and material resources which ought to be utilized for the good of the people, but unfortunately, the resources that are meant for the benefit of all have been hijacked by few in authority.
“These eight years have been very challenging. The administration was marked with incessant killings, kidnappings, unresolved agitations, looting and inflation, increased rate of unemployment and hardship, lopsided appointments, and fuel scarcity. Buhari Regime
“The people are yet to breathe the air of democracy. Our politicians show little or no interest in the people they are supposed to be representing. The people are tired and they are yearning for a new Nigeria.”
He, however, urged Nigerians to keep their hope alive, assuring that a new Nigeria where justice, fairness, equity, peace and progress would reign, would emerge at the end.
He commended Nigerians for changing the campaign and voting narratives of the country in the 2023 polls despite the excruciating economic hardship. Buhari Regime
Ibezim faulted the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the February 25 presidential election, adding that the electoral umpire dashed the hope of millions of Nigerians.
The Anglican prelate advised the incoming government to place the interest of the people above ethnicity, arguing that a progressive country would thrive only on fairness and justice.
While commending government for the introduction of new naira notes, he criticized the authorities for subjecting the people to intense hardship through poor circulation of the new notes, urging the Central Bank of Nigeria to ensure adequate circulation of the new naira notes before the 31st December deadline so as to avoid subjecting the people to another phase of suffering.