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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Urges President Muhammadu Buhari To Fix Country’s Economy As Promised During Electioneering Campaign

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to fix the country’s economy as he promised during electioneering rather than expressing frustration at the gloomy economic situation.

The Former President was speaking during a lecture he delivered at the First Akintola Williams Annual Lecture in Lagos titled, “Nigeria yesterday, today and tomorrow: Governance and accountability.’’
He said that it would have been needless for Nigerians to cry for a change of government if things were rosy in the country before Buhari took over.

The ex-President also faulted the proposed borrowing of thirty billion dollars by the Buhari administration, arguing that such would amount to taking the soft option capable of hurting the country in future.
He cautioned Buhari against castigating his administration alongside previous ones, describing such as uncharitable, fussy and uninstructive.

According to Obasanjo, if the current administration does not fix the economy to relieve the pain and anguish of many Nigerians, the gains recorded in fighting insurgency and corruption will pale into insignificance.
He also warned that the anger of the citizenry particularly the youth might be spurred if the current administration did not get it right in good governance and accountability.

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