Maitama Sule Pleads for Patience With Buhari on Fuel Scarcity, Economy


Chineme Okafor in Abuja

First Republic federal minister and one-time Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule, has asked that Nigerians be patient and show some understanding with President Muhammadu Buhari on the approach he has adopted to govern the country.

Sule, who spoke with journalists on Monday in Abuja about the lingering scarcity of petrol in the country as well as reported economic uncertainties in the polity, expressed his belief that Buhari will come good with his economic plans for the country.

He however accepted that citizens of the country are currently going through tough times, but stated that the final outcome of Buhari’s intentions for the country would be beneficial to them.

“Certainly, there is hardship in the country. There is no doubt about it but there had in the past been hardships too. I have seen it all, I have watched the happenings in this country since independence up till now.

“I have seen so many crisis, and in fact worst crisis than what we are seeing now, but we have always come out them. Now, all we want is some sort of perseverance and patience because we will overcome by the grace of God,” said Sule.