The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for placing a ban on foreign exchange for food importation in the country.
The PDP said Buhari’s decision was a punishment on the public, adding that it was ill-timed and against the wellbeing of Nigerians.
It stated that the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (PDP) had demonstrated their alleged insensitivity towards millions of Nigerians who are already suffering acute hunger and starvation due to severe food shortage and inflation.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement said, “The party says by the directive, the Buhari Presidency and the APC have again demonstrated their insensitivity towards millions of Nigerians who are already suffering acute hunger and starvation due to severe food shortage and high prices brought by President Buhari’s misrule.
“The PDP states strongly that Nigerians do not, in any way, deserve such suffering being foisted on them by such directive on food.
“Such situation will only breed further despondency among our citizens, heighten our security challenges and put more pressure on compatriots, many of who, in the face of suffering occasioned by the APC misrule, are resorting to suicide and slavery mission as options. “He stated that instead of removing subsidy on food and putting more suffering on Nigerians, Buhari should cut the billions of naira being wasted on luxuries in his Presidency and free the funds for the welfare of the masses.”