Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Tuesday said only lazy Nigerians are hungry.
The customs boss said this when he led members of the Buhari Support Organisation to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on the achievements of the present administration in agriculture.
He said only those who are not willing to work hard will be hungry under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership.
“What more can we say in terms of growth of wealth? People say we are hungry. Of course, the lazy must be hungry because if you do not work hard, manna doesn’t fall from heaven.
“So, when people say we are hungry, there was never a time in Nigeria that food was dropped in the mouth of the people and there can never be,” he said.
Ali told Buhari that Nigerians were behind him in his quest to seek re-election in 2019 attributing his decision to lead the country even when he is above 70 years to his love for Nigeria.
“All we want to say on behalf of Nigerians is that we are solidly behind you in this second term bid.”
He added, “I have said it and I will repeat it here, Mr. President, with all due respect, at 70 plus, with good retirement benefits and with your house in Daura, if I were you, I will see no reason to be in this arena.
“But why are you here? It is because you love this great country. You left your comfort to serve Nigeria and that is why those of us who love you for who you are must follow you and ensure that your second term in this country becomes a reality.”
Ali said Buhari’s administration had changed Nigeria, claiming that the country had grown because of the discipline the President had instilled in the financial sector. He said the nonchalant attitudes of siphoning money were no longer in existence.