The former governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda has called on Nigerians to give Bola Tinubu a chance to change the country, saying that “if we cannot change Nigeria through Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I’m sorry we are gone”.
Yuguda who is the chairman, board of trustees of APC professional Forum, during a press conference on state of the of the nation Wednesday, said that Tinubu did no wrong by reminding Nigerians that ‘fuel subsidy is gone’ in his May 29 speech.
He noted that, Fuel subsidy removal should have been removed during the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan but there were elements that fought the decision.
“Ordinarily, this fuel subsidy would have been removed since the time of Jonathan, since 2013 or even earlier than that. So, it is not something that we would continue with because people are afraid talking.
” Me sometimes, I’m not afraid of talking, I tell the truth, I speak my mind and that is the reality of the situation we have on ground today.
If we keep on dodging issues that affect the lives of our nation because people want to make money or people are in power or somebody is too rich that he has the paramilitary group that can come and kill you is not the issue.
“This is purely the will to take a decision, to implement a very hard decision. Where interest are involved, I mean people are sharing money and this money we don’t know who are sharing it.
” This issue of fuel subsidy is beyond Nigeria. I spent three months to investigate that parfectly and by the time it blew up; Nigeria were alarmed. So, I don’t even want to remember what is going on.
“Infact there is one of my friends who is in the oil industry, he told me at a point he went to tell the president; Mr president we are tired of making money please remove this subsidy. We are tired of making money from fuel subsidy.
Let us belong to this country, let’s see this country as our own and only place we can be proud of. You will not be proud of your country, only when you get out of Nigeria.
Speaking on public service he said,
“There is no public service today; Between me and you. Every person is a contractor in his office. We know it and nobody is talking. Everybody is talking on how to make money.
“I’m calling on Nigerians to give a chance for change. If we cannot change Nigeria through Bola Ahmed Tinubu I’m sorry we are gone,” he said