Former presidential aide during the era of President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the directive from President Muhammadu Buhari banning forex for food importation.
He described President Buhari as a hypocritical leader for ordering the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop granting foreign exchange to importers of food products.
It recalled the President during a Sallah lunch with governors under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, disclosed he has ordered the CBN to withhold forex from importers of food products.
He noted that such should rather be used to improve the country’s foreign reserves.
Reacting to the development, Omokri took to social media to slam the President’s decision. He said the President should rather ban the use of forex for personal purposes such as medical tourism, and foreign education.
He said: “Since we also have schools in Nigeria, I hope General Buhari, will order the CBN not to provide forex for his children who currently school in England. So selfish a leader. He wants to ban forex for food for the masses, while he educates his children abroad with our forex. While he is at it, General Buhari should also ask the CBN not to provide forex for medical tourists. No Nigerian has consumed forex for personal reasons like General Buhari, who spent almost 6 months in England in 2017, but the hypocrite doesn’t want forex for the masses good!
To the best of my knowledge, no Nigerian has consumed forex from CBN for PERSONAL reasons, like General @MBuhari. He accessed forex to educate his kids in UK and for his regular lengthy UK medical trips. But he doesn't want forex for the masses food#FreeLeahSharibu #RenosDarts pic.twitter.com/2Qt5UAxxmE
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) August 15, 2019