National President, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, Alhaji Shehu I Musa has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the federal government in its effort to stabilized the nation’s economy, noting that Nigeria was going through economic recession.
Musa, made the appeal yesterday while reacting to the increase in the price in the price of fuel in a telephone interview with Nigerian Pilot however urged the federal government to ensure that the product is available to its Nigerians especially its members in the country.
He noted that Nigerians were passing through economic recession, which had witnessed unfavorable exchange rate of the Naira against the US dollars and high cost of goods and services.
“The downturn of our crude oil in the international market coupled with the gale of corruption manifesting in the mismanagement of the nation’s resources has worsened the plight,” he said.
According to him, “I want to use this opportunity to plead with Nigerians not to revolt or take laws into their hands, noting that the economic situation would soon improve”.
He said; “the take of the association is that all citizens should exercise more patience and cooperate with the present administration to ensure economic revival,” he said.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari should ensure that his administration lives by example and adopts a lifestyle that conforms to what it preaches.
”While the citizens are enduring and sacrificing, the onus is also on the leaders to lead by example. in order to get the needed support from all Nigerians,” he said
He pointed out that , “along with the decision, the federal government had in the 2016 budget made an unprecedented social protection provisions to cushion the current challenges”.
“We believe in the long term, that improved supply and competition will drive down prices
Source:: Nigerian Pilot