Senator Adams Oshiomhole, representing Edo North, has pointed to what he described as the “reckless policies” of former President Muhammadu Buhari as the cause of the current hardships faced by Nigerians.
Oshiomhole said this in a recent interview on Channels Television,while recalling protesting against policies that he believed were designed to further burden a population already in pain.
Speaking on his concerns, Oshiomhole stated, “at some point, before the last President left office, I lamented loudly what I saw as reckless policies that were designed to dehumanise the population that was already in pain.
I felt that it was not what the then-president promised. I dissociated myself from those policies and I’m happy that I was not the only one.
There were governors who approached the court to denounce some of those policies.
It is the long-term consequences of those policies that we are still grappling with now.”
Oshiomhole emphasized that the hardships faced under the current administration were the lingering effects of Buhari’s policies.
In addition, he clarified that President Bola Tinubu should not be held responsible for decisions made by the previous government, affirming that Tinubu was not a minister or adviser during that time.
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, echoed similar sentiments, stating that blaming President Tinubu for the current economic hardships is unjust. Sanusi attributed the challenges to mismanaged economic policies over the past eight years, emphasizing the burden of a substantial debt exceeding N30 trillion owed by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Sanusi concluded, “I can’t join other Nigerians criticising Tinubu on the current economic hardship, and I am not saying he is a saint free from wrongdoing, but in this current economic situation, President Tinubu is not to be blamed.
I will also speak if I see any wrong economic policy of the Tinubu administration in the future.”
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