Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to swallow his pride and heed to the advice of others as Nigeria slips into its worst recession in 33 years.
Nigeria plunged into its second recession in 4 years last week.
Atiku, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer within the 2019 presidential election, stated on his Twitter handle that the president ought to settle for his limitations and do issues in a different way this time round.
The ex-vice president added that he received the information of the nation’s second recession “with a heavy heart.”
He famous that regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, a second recession may have been prevented via disciplined and prudent administration of the nation’s economic system.
Atiku decried a scenario place the government will increase the price of items and providers that have an effect on the plenty, whereas its officers stay in luxurious and refuse to chop down on their bills.
He warned the federal government in opposition to additional borrowing for something apart from important wants.
Atiku wrote: “I urge the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to swallow its pride, and settle for its limitations, in order that they’ll open their minds to concepts, with out caring who the messenger is.
“As a result of this (recession) may have been prevented had this administration taken heed to patriotic counsel given on my own and different well-meaning Nigerians on reducing the price of governance, saving for a rainy day and avoiding profligate borrowing.”