The Oasis Reporters
December 28, 2017
The statement made by Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture saying that :
“Nigerians blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for bringing untold hardship on them have not seen the people of Venezuela crossing the borders to buy bread” has been condemned by Femi Fani-Kayode, an opposition People’s Democratic Party chieftain and former Aviation minister who wondered in exasperation about “such words and thoughts”.
He said further, “And these are the type of people and government that some are still supporting and praying for?
May God help us” .
“It is only in Nigeria that people wish those that kill, destroy, impoverish and enslave them well. Elsewhere evil is opposed and resisted with passion.
“In Nigeria we welcome and embrace tyrants and after they finish raping and sodomising us we beg them to come back for more.
“You pray and cry more than the bereaved when the rich and powerful are hurt but you offer no tear, no prayer, no protest and no outrage when the poor are slaughtered by evil men whilst those in power remain silent and look the other way.
Shame on you!”
Femi Fani-Kayode reflected in the light of recent events asking Nigerians to consider the following and ponder “on it”:
“God told Pharaoh to “let my people go”.
Pharaoh asked who He was?
God told him “I am the I Am, that I Am” and sent signs of His awesome power.
It cost Pharaoah both his own life and that of his son.
Signs have been sent. Next comes the axe.
Let God’s people go! A word is enough for the wise”, he concluded in a statement sent to the Oasis Reporters.
It will be recalled that the octogenarian Agriculture Minister was a federal minister over 35 years ago and his service alongside that of his government was overthrown by then Major General Muhammadu Buhari in a military putsch 34 years ago in what they called an underwhelming performance laced with corruption.
Chief Ogbeh has since joined the man who sacked them from power and one of his notable acts has been to propound theories for the importation of grass from Brazil to feed Fulani cows, whose herders have overrun his home state of Benue, killing hundreds of farmers and laying waste their farmlands.
Ironically, the northern regional government of Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto in the first republic, had introduced the propagation of Bacharia grass, specifically for cattle grazing at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria which can be reactivated and multiplied, yet he prefers importation.
Audu Ogbeh was also famously known for the exportation of Nigerian yams abroad that all rot on the high seas, causing Nigeria huge embarrassments, at a time Nigerians were suffering from high cost of foodstuffs and unavailability of most food items.
Many Nigerians however, are crossing the border into neighboring West African countries to escape the ravages of boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen and some have gone on foot to Libya, only to be sold into slavery, their organs harvested and sold in the international black market for human organs.
The Ghanaian President, Nana Akuffo Addo said recently that young people flee their country when governments are incompetent in making things work at home. Only good and capable governments restore prosperity in their countries.