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“You Have Disappointed Us In Your 100 Days In Office”- NANS Tells Buhari

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The National Association of Nigerian Students
(NANS) has lambasted President Muhammadu
Buhari on his achievements within his 100 days in
charge of affairs of the country.
The students’ body said the President had failed
to give a clue on whether he would turn things
around for better for the masses within his
constitutional four years in office.
NANS spoke through a statement issued by its
Vice President on National Affairs, Comrade
Timileyin Gbenga Ayenuro and tagged “Let the
change be realistic, not a mantra”.
Besides, it lamented the President’s failure to
fulfill his 100 days promises made to Nigerians,
particularly the youths, during the campaign.
However, Buhari through his media aides and the
All Progressives Congress (APC) National
Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed has denied
making promises to do a particular thing within
his 100 days in office during the campaign period.
But, the students union insisted that the President
has no reason to deny or refuse to fulfill promises
he made to Nigerians during the campaign period.
The statement reads, “During Muhammadu
Buhari’s Presidential campaign, it should be
recalled that a public letter was published by the
President titled, “My Covenant”.
“He made no fewer than thirteen promises to
Nigerian in the document which are: Reduction of
fuel price to N45 per liter; Subsidize oil price at
$100 a barrel; pay the poorest 25 million people
N5, 000 every month; guarantee 40,000
megawatts of electricity in four years; Post NYSC
Stipends; provision of Free meal ticket per day for
all Nigerian school children and also provision of
three million jobs in his first year in office.
“To the utmost surprise of every Nigerian student,
President Muhammadu Buhari, has not only failed
to deliver on his numerous ‘100-day in Office
promises’, the President and his media machinery
are intentionally and falsely, in the bid to cover
the ineptitude of failing the ‘100-day integrity
test’ in the court of public opinion, denying these
lofty promises made during the electioneering
campaign.
“Also, he promised to build four refineries in one
year; provide free education to all Nigerian
children, conquer Boko Haram in two months,
payment of allowance to Graduate job seekers,
Tackling Child Labour, Graduate Employment,
Nationwide Environmental Sanitation Plan, No
foreign Health Care for Government officials, 20%
Education Budget, Just Farm, Government Buys
Policy, Educating the Girl Child, An Independent
EFCC and ICPC, Establishment of Office of Public
Defender, Protecting Freedom of Speech, More
Government spending on Health, Improving
National Security, Prompt and stress free pension
payment, Addressing Ethno Religious Tolerance, A
fair deal with women and Corruption Free
Election.
“With the aforementioned lofty promises,
Nigerians thought the change they expected had
come. But amazingly, after 100 days in office,
Buhari whom they described as ‘Baba Go Slow’
because of his sluggishness in executing
government policies, has not achieved any of the
promises.
“Muhammadu Buhari should learn that Nigerians
mean business and are ready to see
developments around the nooks and crannies of
the country. Nigerians believe that terrorism will
be a thing of the past, corruption will be a
forgone issue. Nigerians believe that the new
president should find a lasting solution to the
backlog of unpaid salaries, perennial fuel scarcity,
fuel subsidy regime, cost of governance,
institutionalized corruption, insecurity, erratic
power supply, poorly-developed education and all
other human endeavors. The clock is ticking!
“Also, it is disheartening and perhaps, indicative
of the direction the administration of President
Buhari is heading with respect to the lopsided
appointments made so far. He is just being driven
by the passion to salvage a ‘perceived’ sinking
state, irrespective of who is negatively affected.
He needs to know that we have a federation that
should be run through established laws. All the
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