Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the current hardship occasioned by fuel and naira scarcity to the activities of saboteurs.
Gbajabiamila stated this during the launching of the second phase of a transport initiative called “Gbaja Ride”, designed to assist his Surulere constituents in Lagos.
He said some elements carefully contrived the fuel crisis and the lingering scarcity of naira notes to derail the successes of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to achieve political motive.
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.”
He said the naira swap policy was a well-thought-out one, which had unfortunately been hijacked and politicised.
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.
“Nobody can convince me that it’s not a plot to stop Asiwaju [Tinubu] from becoming the president of this country.
“But I’m glad that our God is a wonderful being, as the plot these people sat together to hatch, He has intervened,” he said.