Apex Igbo Socio-cultural Organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, has firmly attributed the current economic hardship, inflation, and uncertainties faced by Nigerians to incompetence, nepotism-driven appointments, and corruption inherited by the former President Muhammadu Buhari government.
Ohanaeze decried the continuous increase of essential commodities and engendering widespread anguish and anger in Nigerians.
The Igbo body said the unhindered pain of hunger has become unbearable for the people, exacerbated by the weakening Naira due to foreign exchange complications.
The organisation suggested that seeking assistance from distinguished economists such as Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, and other reputable experts, solely based on their merits and not tribal affiliations, is crucial in rectifying and reconstructing the economy for the betterment of Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement signed on Thursday, by Ohanaeze’s factional Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, who strongly advised President Tinubu that the path to success lies in concrete and genuine consultations with the aforementioned world-renowned economists.
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According to the statement, by harnessing their profound expertise, a robust and efficient framework for Nigeria’s economic recovery can be swiftly devised, along with a reduction in the burdensome costs of governance.
“The evident dearth of ideas, competencies, and willpower within the current economic team further underscores the urgency for Tinubu to undertake a comprehensive overhaul.
“The Nigerian populace’s patience is rapidly dwindling, and the nation teeters precariously on the brink. Ohanaeze Ndigbo earnestly beseeches divine intervention to guide President Tinubu, helping him discern the need to engage competent individuals and alleviate the plight of Nigeria’s economy, transcending any influence from sycophantic aides.
While Pledged an unwavering commitment to championing the rights and interests of all Igbos and Nigerians, added that urgency and resolute action must be taken to address the prevailing economic hardships besieging the nation.
Imploring President Tinubu to heed the impassioned plea and promptly undertake the necessary steps to secure a prosperous future for every Nigerian.