The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to learn from the past PDP-led administration and save for the rainy days, as a significant part of the N804.7 billion relief package being worked out to bail out many states of the country owing workers salaries was gotten from savings left by President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP said that the bailout would go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of Nigerian workers in various states of the federation, most of whom have been without their wages for several months.
“This development is in clear contradiction to the earlier impression given by President Buhari to Nigerians and the international community that they should not expect much from his administration in its first 100 days because according him, on assumption of office, he met a virtually empty treasury.
“We want to believe that given the President’s release of such huge amount, he may have realized that he was earlier misdirected on the actual financial state of the nation at the time he took over. In this regard, we expect the President, as a respected statesman to do the needful to correct that erroneous impression.
“Furthermore, we expect President Buhari’s APC administration as direct beneficiary of this savings initiated by past PDP administrations to appreciate the strategic importance of always saving for rainy days and as such guarantee prudent and transparent management of the nation’s resources now under its care,” Metuh said.
The PDP also urged members of the APC to put their house in order and stop distracting President Buhari by allowing him settle down for the business of governance.
“The party therefore charged the APC as a party in government to put its house in order, desist from injecting confusion and distracting the President from settling down to form a government and face the enormous challenges of governance, especially the implementation of his long list of campaign promises to Nigerians.
“It said Nigerians are no longer interested in insults, tirades and propaganda but in actions and policies that would move the nation forward, a stance the APC has failed to recognize.’’