The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has ascribed the current fuel and naira scarcity to the activities of saboteurs.
Gbajabiamila said this in Lagos during the launching of the second phase of a transport initiative called “Gbaja ride” on Tuesday, February 14 2023.
He said the lingering scarcity of naira notes and the fuel crisis were carefully contrived by some elements to destroy the successes of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
Speaking on the “Gbaja ride,” he disclosed that the first edition started in June 2018 with 30 new buses,160 motorcycles and 25 tricycles.
He said the second phase had been better structured to offer better bus services to the people of Surulere at very low fares.
Gbajabiamila said the new 35 buses would be run in partnership with members of Lagos State Park and Garages Administrators.
He, however, said the buses would offer free rides to teachers, students and residents who are above 70 years.
He explained that the initiative was one of his many interventions geared towards improving the lot of the people of the constituency.
According to him, the House of Representatives was working hard to rescue Nigerians from the present hardships.
Gbajabiamila said, “As your representative and Speaker, I’ve a good understanding of the current hardships and discomfort being faced by many Nigerians, without exception to my constituents.
“The lower legislative chamber under my leadership has been on the side of the people, working tirelessly to rescue them from these difficulties.
“I’m glad that the judiciary has also confirmed our position on the implementation of the policy of naira redesign.”
Gbajabiamila alleged that some elements had created a crisis around the policy of the naira redesign just to stop Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flagbearer, from winning this year’s presidential election.
According to the Speaker, the plot seemed to be failing as Nigerians were still keeping faith with the ruling party and Tinubu despite what they were going through.
“Nobody can convince me that it’s not a plot to stop Asiwaju [Tinubu] from becoming the president of this country.