Senator Shehu Sani, who represents Kaduna-Central Senatorial District, told Sunday Punch that many lives would have been lost before the current reforms of the President Muhammadu Buhari government are completed.
According to him,
“If you happen to be in a position of power, in as much as you want to bring reforms that are painful, you have to understand the need for you to carry the people along because if you keep on bringing reforms and continue to unleash hardship on the people, you may as well say there is a paradise but people need to be alive to reach that paradise.”
“If you keep reforming and reforming and the people are suffering and dying, you may reach the Promised Land alone because by that time everyone has died. Of what use would that be?”
Sani, who criticised Buhari for not having an independent economic team to drive the economy out of recession, noted that the goodwill the All Progressives Congress, APC, enjoyed at the polls, which led to the emergence of Buhari as president, was waning fast.
This, he said, is in view of the increasing number of open letters on the hardships being suffered by Nigerians.