THE Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit on Tuesday, May 17, accused the federal government of not having economic direction. Saheed Ashafa, president of the group, expressed the concern in a statement ahead of the group’s annual MSS Week programme expected to hold between Friday, May 20 and Sunday, May 29.
The Muslim students’ leader urged President Muhammadu Buhari to unveil his economic policies to enable Nigerians understand the direction of his government. He explained that the current challenges faced by Nigeria informed the group’s choice of picking ‘The Magnate’ as its theme during the week long program.
Ashafa said, “We are not unaware of the current economic crisis in the country and we are really affected and worried about it. The situation requires a collaborative effort and pragmatic approach from both citizens and government. Government should decisively pick its policies and stop putting Nigerian masses at risk through its frequent trial and error economic policies.
“It pains to say that the government currently has no economic direction. Government should realise with all sense of responsibility that Nigerians are truly hungry, jobless and frustrated. As a society, we feel that one of the proactive methods to reduce the pains experienced by Nigerians is by promoting entrepreneurship. This greatly informed our theme for this year’s MSS Week, ‘The Magnate’.”
Ashafa also appealed to the Nigerians, especially youths, not to be demoralised with the current economic challenges. He added, “Those who suffer inconsistent policies the most are people who are not in control of their income. Nigerians must develop the attribute of a magnate and be ready to succeed in tough periods like this.
”Our week is basically targeted at youths and that is because they are the future of this country. We cannot afford to let them go astray, most importantly in this challenging period. We need to enlighten them on the need to shun crime by being more hardworking and focused,” he added. – Punch
— May 17, 2016 @ 17:45 GMT