A lawmaker of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Smart Adeyemi of Kogi State said seven days is too long for President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with the currency crisis.
Adeyemi, a former president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, made this disclosure to newsmen in Abuja.
He was reacting to President Buhari’s comment on Friday where he stated that he needed seven days to address the challenges occasioned by the Central of Nigeria’s implementation of the naira redesign policy.
Adeyemi said: “There is no room for anybody to want to run Nigeria into trouble. We are gradually getting over the problem of PMS scarcity, but this currency affects most of us. People need access to money. Do you know how people are suffering?
“Mr President, thanks for your concern, but seven days is a long time. It’s like a woman in a labour room, and you said she should continue labour for seven days.
“Mr President, not all women in the labour room will survive seven days. This problem is like a woman in the labour room, Mr President. This is how the situation is. Nigerians are suffering. The majority who are poor are languishing. Mr President, you have done your best whether anybody likes it or not. Apart from the insecurity that has blundered other achievements, Buhari, you have done your best.”