PRESIDENT JONATHAN WAS AN INEFFECTUAL BUFFON – THE ECONOMIST

The renowned publication “The Economist” obviously has no love for our dear former President.

In an article that appeared in today’s edition of the publication, the columnist  writing on the effects of dipping oil prices on Nigeria’s economy and on the efforts of EFCC in bringing the gang of National looters to justice, becried how things were allowed to fall into a pitiable state under the leadership of President Jonathan.

While not sparing the current leadership for killing much of Nigeria’s nascent industry in the process of stiffling imports to keep up its foreign reserve, he however did not mince words in calling out Jonathan for allowing corruption and corrupt practices to flourish:

“In the eight months since Mr Buhari arrived at Aso Rock, the presidential digs, the homicidal jihadists of Boko Haram have been pushed back into the bush along Nigeria’s borders. The government has cracked down on corruption, which had flourished under the previous president, Goodluck Jonathan, an ineffectual buffoon who let politicians and their cronies fill their pockets with impunity. Lai Mohammed, a minister, reckons that just 55 people stole $6.8 billion from the public purse over seven recent years”

 

Read more at http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21689584-cheap-oil-causing-currency-crisis-nigeria-banning-imports-no

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