Nigerian Ambassador to Uganda, Etubom (Dr) Nya Asuquo, says state governors and not President Muhammadu Buhari is responsible for the hardship in the country.
He stated this in a chat with newsmen in Calabar, the Cross River capital.
Asuquo said: “I think charity should begin at home. I think the question should be what our state has been able to do to make sure that people who are in Cross River State are gainfully employed.
“It is not Buhari that is controlling the resources of local government; it is not Buhari that is controlling the resources of the states. Buhari cannot come and develop my village.
“He does general politics for the whole country for the states and local governments to tap from it and make development available to people.
“It is states that has to complement what the federal government is doing. The state has to do its best.”
The envoy further urged Nigerians to hold their governors responsible for underdevelopment at the grassroots level, saying the Federal Government has never failed in its responsibility of allocating money on monthly basis to states.