Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State, has reacted to the recent visit by Catholic Bishops under the aegis of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, with President Buhari on Thursday, February 8, 2018, where the Bishops told President that Nigerians were angry as a result of bad governance and imbalance in his choice of appointments.
Bello asserted that it was only those that looted the nation’s treasury and those that ferried the country’s money on Jets to South Africa were angry with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The governor while addressing State House correspondents after the juma’at service at the State House mosque, presidential villa Abuja, also said that some religious leaders were angry because avenues to loot money and take to the churches and mosques have been blocked by Buhari’s government.
“Yes. I followed it (the Bishops meting) keenly and one of the key statement there was that Nigerians are angry. Yes, it is very true that Nigerians are angry but the question is who are this category of Nigerians who are angry?
“The category of Nigerians that are angry are those who used private jets to cart away Nigeria’s money in dollars out of the country to South Africa. I’m sure you are away that our money is still locked down there, such money if you bring it into the economy, a lot of youths that are unemployed will surely be employed.
“And of course those that have looted the country dry and normally go to the church and mosque to pay tithe are no longing doing so, of course we these are the category of people that are angry.
“If you look at it critically, the farmers, those with real jobs are happy because the economy is improving. In no time we have come out of recession, our foreign reserve is increasing, no more bombing in Sambisa, no more bombing in the country, no more bombing in Embab plaza even as close as Abuja, no more bombing in Suleja and all over the country.
I think those that are benefiting from these crimes and criminality will be angry and they are Nigerians. So it is important to define the category of people who are angry.
“I want to urge Nigerians to continue to appreciate Mr. President, pray for him so that the good work he has started he will complete it, so that Nigeria will be not of the woods.”