Nigerians on social media are captivated by intrigue as popular actress, Omotola Jalade, and the presidency trade words over the state of the nation.
Omotola had criticized the government, calling Nigeria ‘ Hellish’ under Buhari and Osinbajo’s administration
Omotola, who is an ambassador of the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP), had queried President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo over what she called poor leadership and lack of money in circulation. Omotola Omotola who took to her verified tweeter handle on Monday to disclose the state of the nation under the leadership of Buhari and Osinbajo, shook her head in dismay.
She said that Nigeria is a hell under Buhari administration. Omotola equally complained about the incessant killings in the country, noting that it is becoming unbearable for Nigerians. She therefore called on President Muhammadu Buhari to act fast in other to make life easier for Nigerians.
Her statement reads thus: “The Country Under your watch is Hellish! @ProfOsinbajo @MBuhari @NGRPresident The lack of Money in circulation, Now coupled with the Continuous Assault and Killings by Uniformed men’ll make this Country implode!!!It’s Unbearable! Do something!Insecurity!Fear and Desperation everywhere”.
Her comments sparked an intense reaction from a media aide to the president, Bashir Ahmad who called Omotola’s attention in some issues, saying that most of the problems the country is currently facing were inherited since 1950. He cautioned Omotola from further criticisms, noting that Buhari administration is doing everything to take Nigerians to the next level.
Bashir, equally said that he wouldn’t have replied Omotola if not that she mentioned Buhari and Osinbajo, in whose administration he is part and parcel of.
“Yes, I am partisan and I replied you because you mentioned @MBuhari and @ProfOsinbajo’s govt which I am working in.” However, he asked Omotola if Nigerians really pay taxes and act like people who have problems.
“We as Nigerians, can you honestly say we are all acting like we have problems? Do we really pay taxes?”
Going further, he told Omotola that many Nigerians who are working for clean money have never complained nor termed Nigeria ‘Hellish’.
“Madam Omotola those who are working for CLEAN money are not complaining and will never refer our dear country as ‘hellish’”
He reeled out some of the successes achieved by the current administration in Kano state. According to him, “in Kano State alone, from 2015 to 2018, no fewer than 200 medium and small scale rice milling centres emerged. For that, billions circulated among millions.”
But reacting to the above postulations from the presidency, Omotola averred that, “As long as you’re not insinuating that I am not working CLEAN for my money… I hear you. It’s good that there are some progress… Do you truly want to say you don’t see all that’s really wrong? Can we fight for our future in truth for once, without being partisan?”
Moving further she said, “Now you see why people will rather just go on with their own business and not speak up? Lol… Thank God for grace. We do it for a better tomorrow. If the country totally breaks down everyone will suffer irrespective of how rich, poor, whatever party, exposed or retarded you are.
“Lol, I know the terrain . I’ve been doing this for many years. I know the drill… usually, they’ll come after me with Taxes. Lol… I suffer that every time I speak up… lol. Frank accuses Buhari, APC of plotting to arrest Atiku Abubakar
“Lol, if you are smart you’d find that I criticized the past administration even more than this one. Actually hoped this one would/should be better. Unlike most of you, I’m not partisan. Am an Activist. I work only for my conscience. I leave you with yours. Selah.”
On the way forward, Omotola said, “This is my hope as well. It’s not too late. I truly hope they’ll first, Communicate with the citizenry, Help us understand their direction. Then put a STOP to these killings by putting stiff penalties in