Ezekwesili criticises Osinbajo for celebrating bailout as achievement

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Former minister, Oby Ezekwesili, has berated Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for celebrating bailouts as an achievement of governance.

Ezekwesili is the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN).

She spoke at the ACPN press conference in Lagos on Monday where she unveiled her party’s roadmap for winning the 2019 presidential elections.

Ezekwesili insisted that Buhari’s legacy is the destruction of Nigeria’s wealth.

She said, “Let us talk about the present administration; what is the primary legacy of President Muhammadu Buhari? It is the destruction of our nation’s wealth — presiding over the worst economic recession Nigeria has seen in decades.”

“Even now that the economy has come out of recession, the growth is as sluggish as its government. Four out of every 10 adults are either unemployed or underemployed and Nigeria is now the poverty capital of the world.

“In the midst of this, its vice-president was celebrating last week at the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES24) that handing bailouts to state governors who cannot pay salaries is an achievement.

“Wow, what a big shame, what a colossal shame!”


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