President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday cautioned former Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, against insulting the intelligence of Nigerians with his false and misleading allegations.
The President also dismissed allegations by Shekarau that the Buhari administration was insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu, enjoined in a statement yesterday, noted that the audacity of Shekarau to preach about sensitivity is incredibly amazing, considering the large-scale stealing of public funds by the unseated PDP government at the expense of the welfare of the people.
“The greatest insensitivity to the welfare of the people is epic corruption for which the PDP had a notorious and unrivalled record in our recent democratic history of bad governance.
“The greed of PDP leaders respects no boundaries of decency and rationality, so much that they could illegally steal any funds within their grip or reach, including monies meant for the security of Nigerians and the welfare of soldiers fighting terrorism in the Northeast,” he said.
Shehu pointed out that Shekarau’s colleagues in the PDP government that he served had been coughing out monies that they illegally stole while in office.
“Bringing misery to your fellow countrymen and women on account of your greed and thievery is the worst example of insensitivity,” he said.
He emphasised that the wellbeing of the citizens was at the heart of the president and for this reason; the administration was seeking permanent solutions, not temporary ones to the country’s economic woes by first securing it, developing infrastructure and diversifying its economy.
Shehu reassured that the several measures put in place by the Buhari administration would bear fruition in a matter of time.
On the current fuel scarcity, he said the Buhari administration had saved N1 trillion on account of removing subsidy which was fraudulently making some cabals richer at the expense of the welfare of the people who were being short-changed, and that the Buhari administration had significantly reduced the rate of corruption and frustrated people with corrupt and fraudulent tendencies.