President Muhammadu Buhari has said he won’t stop letting Nigerians know how the immediate past administration messed up the economy, not minding whose ox is gored.
Vanguard reports that the president made this statement in response to allegations by the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, that he was ‘demarketing the country and dissuading foreign investments’. The presidency has however vowed to relentlessly tackle the problems and won’t allow the opposition party to stop him from making necessary amends to the damage done by them.
The presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said that all Metuh is trying to do with his words is to simply distract the president from focusing on his job and his antics have failed already.
The statement read in part: “Our attention has been drawn to the latest statement by the PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh, alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari is ‘demarketing Nigeria’.
“We restate for the umpteenth time to Mr. Metuh and his ilk that their attempts to distract President Buhari from the job he has been elected to do will fail.
“President Buhari will remain true to the virtues of honesty, integrity, sincerity, incorruptibility and plain-speaking, which endeared him to Nigerians and made them prefer his leadership to that of a lying and deceptive PDP administration.
“The President will not, in the guise of ‘marketing’ the country, refrain from telling Nigerians and the world, the emerging truths about the abject state in which years of plundering by a PDP leadership has left the Nigerian treasury and economy.
“President Buhari will not in the name of ‘marketing’ or ‘attracting’ investors, follow in the footsteps of the ousted PDP administration and its discredited officials, who shamelessly lied to Nigerians and the world about the buoyancy and vibrancy of an economy they had bled dry for personal gain, when it was very obvious to the discerning, that the Nigerian economy was headed for serious trouble.”
Meanwhile, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has warned the president and the federal government that the economy might collapse in the next three months. The governor lamented that the nation’s economy was in a deplorable state and called on the Buhari-led administration to address the problem and stop resorting to propaganda.