Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and Domestic debts, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that it will be a blatant deceit for anyone to say that Nigerians are not suffering or going through hard times, stressing that the unadulterated truth is that “Nigerians are hungry”.
This is just as he reiterated that “change can only be change if it is truly a change that people can see, affirm and confirm to be so”.
Senator Sani who represents Kaduna Central in the red chamber who stated this when he received Journalists who paid him sallah homage in Kaduna, further stressed that, “Nigerians are suffering, there is so much hunger in the land, states are unable to pay salaries with a multiplying effect such that Nigerians are unable to settle bills, pay fees for their children and meet family needs.
“Anyone who says Nigerians are not suffering is only deceiving themselves” he emphasised.
According to the human right activist, “it is time to remind those of us in position of leadership to deliver on our campaign promises, because in as much as we call on Nigerians to exercise patience, we must not take their patience forgranted.
“We must fundamentally restructure the economy that can address challenges of the 21st century, because if we don’t do it, we are likely to be swept away by the people of Nigeria.
“Violence in the Niger Delta must be proactively addressed, there must be solution to oil dependent economy which must be number one, two and three priority of the present administration.
He however called on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his quest to reposition Nigeria, adding that challenges of the country requires collective efforts.
In the same vein, he called for harmonious relationship between the Executive arm of government and the legislative arm who all he said have the mandate of Nigerians to fulfil their 2015 campaign promises.
Senator Sani also averred that nigeria needs a sustainable government and political structure that can manage it’s resources effectively.
Towards this end, he advocated that the 36 states should be reduced to 6 with FCT as it’s capital, adding that, “no need for 36 federal permanent secretaries and Ministers, even the Senate and the Federal House of Representatives can be merged together instead of duplication of efforts” he said.