– For failing to prevent Nigeria from falling into an economic recession, former Education minister, Oby Ezekwesili has lectured President Buhari on how to manage the economy
– Ezekwesili blamed the harsh economic conditions on presidency’s slowness in implementing policies that would secure the economy
– She also decried the president’s seeming ignoring of the plight of the poor and downtrodden in the society, who says are ‘on their own’ in Nigeria
Oby Ezekwesili has lectured president Buhari on economic recession
Former World Bank vice president, Oby Ezekwesili has finally spoken up about the economic recession that Nigeria has fallen into.
Ezekwesili’s reaction to the confirmation of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday, August 31 that Nigeria has fallen into a full recession was to lecture the presidency on how to make worthwhile economic policies.
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In a single tweet late on Thursday, September 1, Ezekwesili blamed the recession on the slowness of the presidency in implementing policies that would drive the economy.
She also noted that ‘worst thing’ that the presidency is doing, which is driving the economy downwards, is implementing policies in a ‘half-hearted’ manner.
She then ‘advised’ the presidency to go back to the lecture room for the course ‘Public Policy 201’ to learn how to run the economy.
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Ezekwesili’s words are a serious hit to Buhari government which has been accused of having a finance minister who is at sea about how to handle the economy and thinks ‘recession’ is just a word and a Central Bank governor, who overturns fiscal policies in days.
The convener of the Bring Back Our Girls group also did not forget to remind the government of its failure to return home the over 219 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok in April 2014 as promised during Buhari’s campaign.
“It is almost always impossible for a Society lacking in Empathy to be Inclusive & Equitable. The weak &vulnerable are on their own here,” she tweeted.
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