Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali, has said that it is only the lazy Nigerians that are complaining of hunger under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He made the statement on Tuesday when he led members of the Buhari Support Group(BSG) to declare support for the re-election of the president come 2019.
“What more can we say in terms of growth of wealth. People say we are hungry, of course the lazy must be hungry because if you do not work hard, manna will not fall from heaven. So when people say we are hungry, there was never a time in Nigeria that food is dropped in the mouth of the people and there can never be,” Hameed Ali said.
Speaking further, the Comptroller General said he would have advised Buhari should take a deserved rest from politics, but considering the level of decay occasioned by previous administrations, he should go for additional 4 years.
He said,“I can enumerate what you have done in just three years of your administration but three is not enough to undo what was done in 16 years. The destruction, the monumental stealing that we have witnessed, the destruction of our structures and our system, it takes more than eight years to be able to address them and I believe in three years you have done wonderfully well.
“I have said it and I will repeat it here Mr. President with all due respect, at 70 plus, with a good retirement benefits and with your house in Daura, if I were you I will see no reason to be in this arena. But why are you here? It is because you love this great country. You left your comfort to serve Nigeria and that is why for those of us who love you for who you are said we must follow you and ensure that your second term in this country becomes a reality.
“We want to say on behalf of Nigerians that we are solidly behind you in this second term bid. People may ask why are you so passionate about change. why were you so committed in 2014 and why are you so committed in 2018, this is because you are a man of integrity, of honesty and above all Mr. President you love this great nation”.