Miffed by high level corruption in Nigeria in previous administrations, chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos and Anambra, Chief Modestus Umenzekwe has said President Muhammadu Buhari would not have been sick if Nigeria was corruption-free.
Umenzekwe, in a statement said the visit of the Presidential Media Team to the President in London exposed the lies fed to Nigerians by critics about his health and the economy.
The statement reads: “The visit exposed the opposition and their cohorts of the kind of thoughts that ruled Nigerians for 16 years. President Buhari’s ill health was caused the monumental heap of corruption that he met when he assumed duty.
“In the power sector alone over N11 trillion was spent and yet nothing to show for it. What the APC government met under power is enough to give Buhari ill health. Look at the findings in the Ministry of Petroleum where someone accumulated wealth of over three nations put together.
What about bad road. Today the entire Apapa, in Lagos is being closed down for one year for full road reconstruction. The road network is in shamble up to Tincan Island Ports. That is why the pressure from those calling for restructuring of Nigeria is on the rise.
When people are talking about change, I laugh because the true meaning of change is nothing but creating a very congenial atmosphere in the state administration. What has Buhari inherited from his predecessors, nothing. Where is Nigerian Airways, Nigerian National Shipping Line, National Electric Power Authority.
Most of these were fraudulently privatized. What are the benefits the nation derived from such privatization? What has happened to the old National Assembly Complex at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, the National Stadium, Tafawa Balewa Square, The National Arts Theatre, The Nigerian Telecommunication (NITEL). They have all gone into oblivion. They are either sold away or completely abandoned to decay. They are now gathering to takeover governance in 2019 when we are yet to clean the mess they made. They are all dreamers.”
The second was for the NCAA to ensure that the NPF Air-Wing complies with its aircraft approved maintenance requirements.
The third recommendation was for the NCAA and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to launch an independent inquiry into aviation fuel quality in Nigeria.
“The resulting report should focus on the vulnerability and risk of each step in the distribution process and this should yield firmer regulatory oversight mechanism that ensures international quality of aviation fuels used in Nigeria,” the report added.