By this time next year, Nigerians will be singing praises of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has said.
The VON boss was reacting to cries of hardships by Nigerians, many of whom have expressed disappointment that the “change” they voted for during the 2015 elections, is not what they are currently experiencing.
With pump price of petrol at N145/litre, cost of foodstuffs, goods and services fast going beyond the reach of ordinary Nigerians coupled with a general state of insecurity, many Nigerians have blasted the President Buhari-led government for plunging the country into an economic recession.
But Mr. Okechukwu explained that the current problems have nothing to do with Buhari, saying it was inherited.
According to him, “President Buhari said that transparency requires that on whatever job you want to give out, you must follow the provisions in the Procurement Act. That’s why you find out that most newspapers and journals are bulky. If we implement the budget, by this time next year, the Nigerian people would be happier with Buhari than they are today”.
The VON D-G added that “There would be a ‘trickle-down effect’ as the contracts are being executed. There would be more money with the people, more activity and productivity”.