Restore governance now or risk Venezuela's experience - Chidoka tells Tinubu

Restore governance now or risk Venezuela’s experience – Chidoka tells Tinubu

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Osita Chidoka has decried prevailing harsh economic conditions currently bedeviling the country.

He called on President Bola Tinubu to quickly rise to the occasion by restoring governance in order to rebuild social trust and rejuvenate the nation’s faltering state.

In a statement he personally signed, former Corps Marshall, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) regretted that past eight years had eroded nation’s value, leaving the country with the risk of being tagged along with Venezuela by global analysts.

He lamented that the promised renewed hope by the present administration is gradually turning to a mirage, noting that while keeping hope alive was proving impossible, renewing it seemed impractical.

He said, “I am getting the hang of it  – week 4.  The number of students unable to afford fees, books, or proper meals deeply disturb me. The atmosphere is enveloped by a profound sense of despair and hopelessness, almost fear. 

“With daily price hikes – a bag of rice jumping from 65,000 to 70,000 in 6 days – the atmosphere is fraught with foreboding.

“This despair is compounded by a frightening sense of navigating heavy turbulence with no pilot in control – as uncertainty grows and poverty deepens,  threatening to provoke unpredictable responses.

“Mr. President, you promised renewed hope; it appears that keeping hope alive is proving impossible and renewing it impractical. You urgently need to stop this drift. Work to restore governance, rebuild social trust, and rejuvenate our faltering state.

“The past eight years have eroded our nation’s value, leaving us with limited options and a ticking clock. Nigeria risks being mentioned in the same breath as Venezuela by global analysts soon.”

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