A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Eseme Eyiboh has reacted to the letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, to the current president on the state of affairs in the country. The former lawmaker said Nigerians should remain focused in their dogged support for the Buhari administration, noting that the present was on course and doing a great job, pulling the economy out of the pit past administrations had pushed her into.
Speaking with National Newstrack who sought his opinion of the letter, the former House of Reps member said, “I shall not participate in the justifications or otherwise of citizen Olusegun Obasanjo’s latest so long a letter until I read citizen Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Olusegun Obasanjo on account of his leadership and our commonwealth”.
Eyiboh, who was the spokesman of the House when he served, noted that the current government was doing its best to lift the country out of despair and shake off the predatory political contractors who had held the country down for 16 years. He noted with happiness the recovery rate of the economy and the positive growth so far recorded and acknowledged by credible international economic valuing bodies.
“I think, rather than lose sleep on the letter, Nigerians should continue on the part of supporting the President Buhari administration to clean up the mess and start the race for the leading role Nigeria is certain to play in the economy of the African continent. This is not really the time for distractions, which I sincerely think such letters are, but a time to consolidate on the gains made by the Buhari administration. Nigerians should concentrate on how to further improve on the near self-sufficiency so far recorded in rice production and other grains and crops locally produced. Nigerians should be interested in creating more enabling environment for investors, which this government has consistently pursued with great results to show. Nigerians should focus on how to join hands with government to ensure security of lives and properties in every part of the country, which remains a cardinal concern of the Buhari government.” Hon Eyiboh maintained.
He assured Nigerians of the continued sincerity of purpose of the Buhari administration and the president’s total commitment to fight corruption to a standstill, which he noted has not gone down well with those who would rather allow the country to continue in the old unsustainable and unbridled rape of Nigeria’s commonwealth. He called on the president to remain focused and committed to his avowed desire to pull back the country from the brinks where previous administrations had left her.