The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has condemned the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for celebrating bailout to states.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday to unveil ACPN road-map for winning the 2019 presidential election, the former Education Minister said it was a colossal shame to see Vice President Yemi Osinbajo celebrate bailouts as an achievement.
The co-covener of the BringBackOurGirls campaign claimed that Buhari’s only legacy was the destruction of Nigeria’s wealth.
Ezekwesili wrote: “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 worse economic recession Nigeria has seen in decades,” she said.
“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!”