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Oshiomhole blames Buhari’s bad policies for current Nigeria’s economic woes

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Former Edo State Governor and current Senator representing Edo North, Adams Oshiomhole, voiced his concerns about what he termed the “reckless policies” of former President Muhammadu Buhari, asserting that Nigerians are currently grappling with the enduring fallout of those decisions.

Speaking on Channel 4 Television, Oshiomhole highlighted that he had vehemently protested certain policies during Buhari’s tenure, believing they were exacerbating the suffering of the already burdened population.

Expressing his loyalty to Nigeria, Oshiomhole dissociated himself from the policies, emphasising that they contradicted the promises made by the then-president.

He noted that several governors, including himself, took legal action to denounce these policies. According to Oshiomhole, the ongoing challenges faced by the nation are the enduring consequences of those decisions.

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Responding to questions about President Bola Tinubu’s role, Oshiomhole clarified that Tinubu should not be held accountable for the actions of the previous government, as he was neither a minister nor an adviser.

Oshiomhole emphasized that party affiliation does not make an individual responsible for every decision made by the government.

In a related development, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, defended President Bola Tinubu, stating that blaming him for the current economic hardship is unjust.

Sanusi attributed the country’s economic challenges to the mismanagement of economic policies over the past eight years. He underscored the need for fairness and cautioned against unfairly criticising Tinubu for the current economic situation, highlighting the complexities of the nation’s financial landscape.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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