Junaid Mohammed has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari and his government as “clueless”, “confused”, and “biased” in a recent interview in which he also branded the president a tyrant and a despot.
Dr. Mohammed, a vocal politician from Northern Nigeria, also said that he knew that Buhari was an “economic illiterate” and as such is to blame for the current economic crisis in the country.
While responding to questions about the Buhari’s handling of the economy, Mohammed also described Buhari as arrogant and out of touch with governance.
Below is the full text of his remarks, culled from Critical Times.
As earlier stated, Buhari has proven his arrogance by appointing his relations to occupy key offices in his administration. However, in his appointments, there are two mysterious cases.
The case of the Governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele and the minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu.
It was Buhari himself who said that he knew when the governor of the CBN picked a piece of paper and gave an instruction that N14 billion should be withdrawn from the CBN and that money was withdrawn. That was nearly a year ago and up till today, Buhari is still retaining Emefiele as CBN governor.
The Buhari I know is an economic illiterate and anybody who knows anything about currency movement and foreign exchange and fluctuations knows that the Naira has been effectively devalued.
It was the same Buhari who boasted that the Naira would never be devalued under him for as long as he remains President and even threatened the governor of the CBN that he was going to sack him if he devalued the Naira. He (the CBN governor) is still there.
In the case of Kachikwu, he is the mystery man in the cabinet. No one can actually tell you who nominated and brought in Kachikwu. We knew that he was friends with Abba Kyari when they both worked in Mobil but none of them had the influence to bring him in and make him minister of petroleum resources. Forget the nonsense about him being the junior minister because he is the senior and junior minister in addition to being the managing director of the NNPC, until recently when he was replaced.
This again confirms the arrogance of President Buhari in putting two positions together; one purely civil service and technocratic position which is the group managing director of the NNPC and the other one which is purely political- a minister.
Since this man became minister, there has been nothing good coming out of the oil industry rather than confusion, crisis and corruption. That again is an indication of the decadence we have in this government.