Following the admission by President Muhammadu Buhari that the Presidency is tough and that he is eager to go, a call has gone to President Muhammadu Buhari from the HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) to be honest enough to resign now to minimise the damage his crass incompetence and gross dereliction of duty would costs the Country if he stayed on till May 29th 2023.
Besides, the Rights group faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s call on the Academic Staff Union of Universities to consider the plight of the future generations of the country as the strike stretches into the fifth month just as HURIWA stated that the administration bears the largest chunk of the blame for totally abandoning public tertiary institutions because the children of the President, Governors, Senators, ministers and heads of government agencies are all schooling in foreign educational institutions including the ugly scenario that the Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly lived in Dubai the United Arab Emirates for the better part of the last seven years of the current administration of her husband.
HURIWA said it is so sad that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has not only endangered national security interests by the nepotistic appointments of only Northern Muslims as heads of all the internal security institutions including the Prison/Correctional centres and the President by refusing to fire his officials who have sabotaged national security including those who clearly facilitated the recent invasion and jail break at the Kuje minimum security prison in Abuja and most other jailbreaks, what this dereliction of duty by President Muhammadu Buhari shows is that he is comfortable working with saboteurs of national security interests and that he is fine with incompetence and abysmal failures of leadership in his government.
HURIWA is therefore appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to be a statesman by tendering his resignation from office now to stave off greater disasters that await the nation should his rudderless government persists in its infamy, impunity and lawlessness.
The Rights group regretted that as stated in a report from the CBN that indicates that Nigeria has lost more than 80 per cent in foreign investments in the last three years as capital importation drops just as Data from the country’s statistics body said that foreign capital imports have declined in three years.
HURIWA citing official statistics disclosed that Capital imports into Nigeria had dipped by 81.46 per cent, about $6.91 billion from $8.49 billion in the first quarter of 2019 to $1.57 billion in the same period of 2022, as disclosed by a data from the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
According to the NBS data, Nigeria’s capital imports reports for four years say there is a steady drop in capital inflows into the country.
HURIWA also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for destroying the national economy by his government’s failures to defend Nigeria from external and internal terrorists going by the evidence provided by the nation’s Apex Bank during the latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting (MPC), when the regulator of Banking industry admitted that an unconducive domestic investment climate is affecting foreign capital inflows into the country.
The Rights group recalled that the CBN said that Foreign Direct Investment has been very low while there was a reversal in foreign portfolio inflows from Nigeria in Q4 of 2021. He said the poor trend is due to an unconducive domestic investment climate which is worsening. In February of this year, Emefiele said, inflows stood at $17.67 billion in comparison to $66.4 billion in the same month in 2021, which is the highest since 2020. The World Bank in its recent June update on Nigeria said the rising global interest rate is going to lead to more investment outflows from Nigeria in 2022 which will lead to a fall in total capital importation.
HURIWA quoted a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said the Presidency was tough and that he was eager to retire home when he received some governors of the All Progressives Congress, legislators, and political leaders at his residence in Daura, Katsina State.
The statement is titled ‘Enough is enough, President Buhari tells ASUU, urges lecturers to consider generational consequences.’
HURIWA quoted President as stating thus: “The observation that I abandoned my base was made by the Emir of Daura, Dr. Faruk Umar Faruk, at the eid prayer ground. He held the microphone and told everyone that the last time I was in Daura was during the Eid-el-Kabir of 2021. “In ten to eleven months’ time, I will come here. I have a better house in Kaduna, but it is too close to Abuja. “I am eager to go. I can tell you it has been tough. I am grateful to God that people appreciate the personal sacrifices we have been making. I wish the person who is coming after me the very best.”
HURIWA has therefore admonished President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately resign so he doesn’t create additional burdens that may be too tough for the incoming administration to confront from May 29th 2023 just as the Rights group said the worst show of shame for the current government was the crass unwillingness of the administration to take measures to stop the incessant industrial actions by the Academic Staff Union of Universities by not showing adequate leadership qualities.