The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for assisting states with financial lifelines to settle outstanding months of unpaid salaries to workers.
The group’s position was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.
MURIC also decried comments credited to the Spokesman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who reportedly said Nigerians asked for change, therefore, they must live with the consequences, which includes the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks.
Mr. Fani-Kayode has however said his comments were misunderstood.
In reaction, MURIC said the comments by the PDP chieftain was cold-blooded, and nothing short of a manifestation of extreme wickedness and infantile vituperations.
“We are stupefied that at a time when innocent Nigerians are being mowed down in large numbers, Jonathan’s messenger is singing Halleluyah! At a time when emergency workers are calling on volunteers to donate blood in order to save the lives of injured Nigerians, Fani-Kayode is singing songs of victory.
“At a time mothers are crying, orphans wailing and widows are sobbing, an ex-minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is dancing makosa. It is the highest point of sadism and the lowest level of normal human behavior”, Akintola said.
On bailout, he said “contrary to what some mischievous elements want us to believe, the bankruptcy syndrome took the driver’s seat in about 12 states, not just one. Among the states affected are Ekiti, Kwara, Kogi, Ondo, Plateau, Benue, Osun, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Oyo and Bauchi states”.
Mr. Akintola said the states would not have been dragged into the financial crisis if ex-President Goodluck Jonathan had been prudent with the country’s funds.