A pastor, Ezekiel Obima, says nature will not forgive Dr Chris Ngige and the entire cabinet members of President Muhammadu Buhari for making Nigeria broke.
Obima, an Awka-based pastor, was reacting to the labour minister’s comment yesterday that even funding capital projects in 2023 would be difficult with the way the economy was going down.
Ngige spoke at an event to mark the 2022 World Day Against Child Labour.
In his words, “There is no money to fund capital projects next year. As you can see, the dollar that has been hovering around N500 and N600 is now above N700.
“The money that the FAAC has been sharing is money from taxes, customs and other revenue-generating agencies.
“The National Nigerian Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) no longer remits money to FAAC. The situation calls for patriotism from all Nigerians. The lack of money to fund capital projects would have implication on capacity to create jobs. If jobs are not created, poverty will increase in the country.”
On the ongoing ASUU strike, Ngige suggested a dialogue.
Pasto Obima reacted that, “Ngige should inform us if he and his colleagues cannot sacrifice pay-cuts and other allowances for the betterment of the larger Nigerians. They owe ASUU, but political office-holders ensure that they lack nothing. My anger is that people who should know like Ngige have sold their souls to greed.”