Following the visit Catholic bishops paid President Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, in which they told the Nigerian President that his goodwill is being depleted by “glaring failures”, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State who spoke to newsmen while observing Ju’mat prayer at the presidential villa on Friday, said it is only corrupt politicians who are angry not Nigerians.
Recall that the Catholic Bishops who spoke against anger/poverty in the land, cattle colonies, said in their statement;
“There is no doubt that when you came into office, you had an enormous amount of the goodwill of Nigerians, since many saw you as a person of integrity who would be able to bring sanity into a system that was nearly crippled by endemic corruption.
“Nearly three years later, however, one has the feeling that this goodwill is being fast depleted by some glaring failures of government which we have the moral responsibility to bring to your notice, else we would be failing in our duty as spiritual fathers and leaders.”
However Governor Yahaya Bello told newsmen that Buhari administration had blocked avenues through which funds were looted and the corrupt can no longer pay tithe.
“The question is who are those Nigerians who are angry?” he asked. .
The category of Nigerians that are angry are those who used a private jet to cart away Nigeria’s money, in dollars, out of the country to South Africa (in reference to the case of alleged money laundering involving a former president of Christian Association of Nigeria).
I’m sure you are aware that our money is still locked down there, such money if you bring it into the economy, a lot of youth who 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, this is the category of people who are angry.” .
He added that there are many Nigerians who are impressed with the efforts of this government. “Among those happy with the current administration are farmers and those with real jobs… because the economy is improving,” he said. .
“Our foreign reserve is increasing. 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.”