Buhari not responsible for Nigeria’s economic recession – Plateau Governor

Plateau governor, Simon Lalong; Photo Credit: ChannelsTV
Plateau governor, Simon Lalong; Photo Credit: ChannelsTV

The Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari was not responsible for the recession of Nigeria’s economy.

Mr. Lalong, who spoke at a ceremony held at the Government House, Jos, for the inauguration of his new aides, expressed confidence that the economy would be fixed.

“President Buhari is not responsible for the present economic challenges we are facing today in Nigeria”, he stated, adding that, “as a responsible government, we will fix the situation”.

“We in Plateau state, we have to ensure that we revive our agriculture and mining sectors. We do not have money to give out to politicians but we will provide opportunities for our people to engage in farming and develop our agriculture to provide jobs and food,” he added.

At the ceremony, Mr. Lalong swore-in four special advisers, including a veteran journalist, Daniel Manjang, whom he named special adviser on media and publicity.

Others appointed were Patrick Dariem for Finance and Investment; Nanven Nimfel for Political Affairs and Luka Madaki for Agriculture and Rural Development.

The governor tasked the appointees to “prove true to your credentials and experience”.

Speaking for the appointees, Mr. Manjang assured the governor that they would carry out their duties professionally and effectively.

The event was attended by top government functionaries of the state.

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  • tunde

    What else is new? Nigerians should have known when i commented in 2015 prior to the election in punch newspaper that the Jonathan administration had run the economy aground because the financial operatives in his administration were less than forthcoming.

  • Abidilagungun

    No, Governor, I am responsible! You guys better go and meet across partisan lines to resolve the problem because the day is getting close when the poor will have nothing more to eat but the rich

  • Mohd Sageer

    Then Who is responsible?

  • Etomi

    The people stopped GEJ from phasing out the fuel subsidy regime…

    But under PMB, the people acquiesced to him when he jacked up the pump price of fuel from N87 to N145….

    Now the consequences of that daring move has started cascading down: run away inflation, forex volatility, etc….But Buhari and his supporters say GEJ is to blame…

    His initial hostile policy stance toward the Niger Delta amnesty deal and indeed the ND question was what threw the militants back to the creeks, now the country is suffering from his brashness, but he blames GEJ for his indiscretion…..

    Buhari used 7 months to constitute his cabinet; and instead of appointing technocrats, he appoints his political acolytes, and ever since his government has been directionless, with dire consequences on the economy, but he blames GEJ for his stupidity…..

    Buhari proposed a budget but it took aeons before the budget, dogged left right and center by allegations of executive and legislative padding, could be passed into law….the nation groaned for the budget to be passed, times passed with terrible consequences on the economy, but Buhari and his men say GEJ is to blame….

    PMB constituted about three or so panels on anti-corruption, but failed to empanel not even one on the economy….the first thing he went about doing was devoting precious months hunting down his predecessor rather than face the problem of the economy, times passed with dire consequences on the economy, but he say GEJ is to blame….

    PMB and APC and very irresponsible lot….they don’t want to assume responsibility for anything and that is the tragedy of this hopeless government that has visited untold hardship on Nigerians!!!!!

    • alonzo

      Great write up!

  • FuzzyLogic

    He Mr. Tiger face, Buhari is not responsible for anything. Nigerians have long made that conclusion. You are too late to the game.

  • Owei Alfred

    Na truth, na my papa wey dey grave dey responsible for the harsdship. Animal talk!