Thursday, 3 September 2015

Buhari Can’t Make Naira Equal To Dollar – Nwanyanwu

The pioneer chairman of the Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has urged Nigerians not to allowed themselves to be deceived.

In a chat with Channels Television yesterday, Wednesday, September 2, Nwanyanwu said it will be better for Nigerians to face the reality that President Muhammadu Buhari will not meet a lot of his campaign promises including his pledge to make the naira and dollar equal in value.

The pioneer chairman, who is no longer involved in partisan politics, also said that there was no way the All Progressives Congress would be able to give N5,000 to all unemployed youths monthly.

 “The APC and its presidential candidate made a lot of promises during the campaigns. We knew that some of these promises were not realisable. For example, there is no way one naira will be equal to one dollar. I know that without being an economist. There is no way anyone will be paid N5,000 every month. That is also not possible.

“But let us put all those campaign promises aside. We know our country. And we know where we are. And that is why I said that the APC as a political party should realise that the campaigns are over. They should stop defending the indefensible as regards whether they made certain promises or not. You do not learn how to write with your left hand at an old age.

“We have passed that stage, a President has been elected, let us encourage him and be patient with him and then look at the other areas he has to kick-start rather than probing every day. Yes, we are eager to get our stolen money back but at the same time, we want the government to start. What are you doing about unemployment and power?” he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari sounded a note of warning on Tuesday, September 1, about the fall in oil prices, saying Nigeria risks economic decline, especially if the country does not to manage its resources well.

Meanwhile, the vice-president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, revealed on Tuesday, September 1, that the Buhari administration will soon start giving out free meals to school children, therefore fulfilling one of the president’s campaign promises.