Nigeria’s Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige has urged Nigerians to be clapping hands for President Muhammadu Buhari every day for making the country work and thanking those of them who made his presidency happen.
According to Sahara reporters, the minister spoke with journalists on Sunday in Onitsha, Anambra State. He provided a list of reasons why Nigerians should appreciate the economic improvements the country has recorded since Buhari became president.
The Minister reportedly said:
“Any other person handling this situation — economy, security, it would have been worse.”
“We came in and oil nosedived to 37 dollars a barrel with a production of 600,000 per day, a drop from 2.2 million and yet we managed the economy out of recession”.
He continued: “Nigerians should be clapping for us [sic] on a daily basis, and after thanking God, they should thank us. Yes, because God has used Buhari and some of us to make Nigeria work.”
“We’ve encouraged people and said there is dignity in labor with the hand. Today, we are second to America in world production of sorghum; today, we are importing about four per cent of the rice needs of the country.
“Prior to that, this country was spending $5m daily on rice and about $1.8b annually on rice importation. And you don’t want to clap for us!”
He went on to describe those “complaining against the Buhari government” as “loafers looking for appointments and air-conditioned jobs”.