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Economic Hardship: Plateau Governor Blames Buhari’s Administration



Economic Hardship: Plateau Governor Blames Buhari's Administration

Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is to blame for the current economic hardship bedevilling the nation, News About Nigeria reports.

Mutfwang, who said this on Monday during the swearing-in of 22 special advisers and heads of other government agencies appointed by his administration, noted that President Bola Tinubu inherited a dead economy.

While lamenting the current economic challenges, the Plateau state governor added that President Tinubu came into power to meet the worst-performing economy of Nigeria since the country started its democratic experiment in 1999.

The governor further noted that he is committed to telling the truth about the economy and governance even if he is in opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

In his own words, “We are at a very difficult juncture in the history of this country and I’m an advocate that after the election you forget politics and face governance. And even though the Federal Government is being led by a party other than my own, I owe you the duty to tell Nigerians the truth that this government inherited a worse situation than 1999.

“This government inherited an economy where we simply printed money up to the tune of N30 trillion and shared. This government inherited an economy where the crude oil we’re yet to take out of the ground has been sold in advance. So when you’re talking about the fall of the naira, it’s not rocket time. We sold our future under the last administration. No wonder you’re hearing of riots today, people intercepting food on the way. We are lucky on the plateau that perhaps we have more food than many other states.”

Speaking about Plateau State, Mutfwang noted that his administration is committed to ensuring that the people of the state have access to food and other supplies in the face of the current economic challenges.

He also stated that they are working tirelessly towards putting an end to Insecurity in Plateau state.