Buhari’s govt responsible for Nigeria’s recession — Ezekwesili

A former Education minister, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, said on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari should be blamed for the recession that affected Nigeria in the last three years.

She said this while responding to a question on the state of Nigeria in the past three years on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme yesterday.

The BringBackOurGirls campaigner, however, noted that Buhari would have averted the recession from hitting Nigeria with good policies.

Ezekwesili said, “Nigeria is not better in the past three years. The reason is that if you look at the simple indicator of how better Nigeria is, it will be your income per capital that reduces drastically because of the dent to GDP that resulted in the oil price collapsed.

“It is because of the oil price that collapsed from $100billion to about $50 billion.

“There were no right policies in place and the problem was that this Buhari led government did not adjust using the right economic policies and approach to avert the recession that hit Nigeria at that time.”

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