Jang-led NGF faction slams Soludo over remarks on economy

Jonah Jang

A faction of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, led by Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State, has slammed a former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Chukwuma Soludo, over his critical remarks about the country’s economy under the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency.

Mr. Soludo, who was CBN Governor between 2004 and 2009, had in a recent article scored the Jonathan administration an “F” in the management of the economy.

He also said the president and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, have no clear agenda on how to improve the nation’s economy.

In a statement by on Wednesday, the Secretary and Administrator of the Forum, Osaro Onaiwu, described Mr. Soludo’s description of the economy as “illusionary and attention seeking.”

The forum said it was “at loss as to the motive behind the article as the half truths and falsehood in the article could not be a sincere attempt to contribute to the national discuss, but rather a failed attempt at self aggrandisement”.

It said the former CBN governor’s analysis “flies in the face of all the conclusions and projections of renowned international economic bodies that the Nigerian economy was not only the largest in Africa, but was bound to continue its growth”.

It said it was surprised why a former CBN governor would be against a state governor saving money for the raining day since even the present shortfall in allocations vindicates such policies.

The forum called on Mr. Soludo “to carry out an honest and objective travel around the country where he will find out that governors have continued to improve on their internally generated revenue which indicates growth and a bustling economy howbeit with challenges that are not peculiar to Nigeria”.


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  • Ayodele

    You have also offered no single solution to the fears Soludo expressed, Sir Jang

  • abeem

    I pity the citizens of Plateau where he holds sway as governor. His brain is hemorrhaging so fast he still does not understand that 16 is smaller than 19

  • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

    Mr sixteen is greater than nineteen are you still holding the post of NGF? I hope your party won’t tell INEC to say the same in the general election.

  • ice queen

    Soludo attention seeker!!!…:GEJ all the way joor!

  • tyson

    Former education minister under President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili Nee Yawo Obasanjo may have opened her own can of worms because as education minister she received N458.1 billion between 2006 and 2007 and yet nothing to show for it in terms of achievements. The Chibok Girls Secondary school had no Science and English teacher during her tenure as Minister of Education.This can also be glimpsed from the decay in education sector as an indication of “self-indictment” and hypocritical, in her attempt to defend her brother in arms Sulodo both of whom served under Obj-

    Souces say during her tenure as Minister of Education between 2006 and 2007, she collected total sum of N352.3 billion from direct budgetary releases. In addition, she received about N65.8 billion under the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Fund, and over N40 billion from the Education Trust Fund (ETF) during her time as Minister of Education.” Yet she has nothing to show for it.

    Through Ahmed el-Rufai, the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the embattled Ezekwesili acquired 10 choice properties in Abuja. This was made possible by Sulodos monetization policy which saw to the sale of government properties in Abuja.

    According to our source, this is in addition to a five hectares of land which she corruptly acquired for the purpose of going into estate business, only to convert it to a church for her husband.

    The former minister is also being accused of using her ill-gotten wealth while in office to acquire capital shares in Telecommunication giant, Airtel Nigeria limited, worth several hundreds of millions of naira. Yet she is here acting like a saint for APC–These are the thieves who want to stage a come back via an uneducated certificate less General Buhari———–

  • anneedu

    God bless u sir

  • Oweja

    Ah! Jang’s NGF??? I think say their NAFDAC numba don expire o!!!!