The Labour Party, LP, has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for saying the nation’s economy had improved.
The LP explained that the president was not in a position to say if the economy was doing better as he has lost touch with Nigerians and the realities of things especially as it affects the common man.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the President while receiving briefings from the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, her counterpart in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udo Udoma and the Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele said he was satisfied with the state of the economy of the nation.
Speaking in an interview with The Punch, the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Salam, said the state of the economy was bad and that the President did not get it right.
In his words: “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.”