National Chairman of the Labour party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Salam has rejected President Buhari’s appraisal that the nation’s economy is gradually gaining due dividends.
On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari praised the economy recovery team for their meticulous efforts towards reshaping and revitalising the economy after receiving their reports at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja.
Salam noted that the report may be issued on Buhari’s health and not the gradual economic progress, which has no impact on Nigerians.
“The President was probably speaking about his own health, which he thinks has improved, and not the Nigerian economy.The President is not in a position to say that the economy has improved. When last did he go out of the Villa and when last did he interact with the common man?
I’m sure he was not talking about the economy where the cost of living has skyrocketed, unemployment has reached unbearable level while inflation is also beyond what we can bear.So, help us tell him that he is wrong. He is not sure of the economy. He was speaking about his health and not the economy we are all seeing now.”