In the beginning
Mrs Oby Ezekwesili took to The Platform, a public policy forum in Abuja which held on Saturday to accuse President Buhari of rehashing his “command and control” approach to economic issues adopted during his first time as military Head of State in 1984.
Hear Mrs Oby Ezekwesili
“What did not work in 1984 cannot possibly be a solution in a global economy that’s much more integrated,” Mrs. Ezekwesili pointed out. “The same ‘command and control’ approach towards economic issues has left the country’s economic indices worse off since he assumed office almost year ago.
“In over one year, the president is still holding to the premise that command and control is the only way out. In a year, we have lost the single digits inflation status we maintained in past administrations,” she said.
What command and control? Mrs Adeosun defends her boss
“I disagree with Mrs Ezekwesili,” Mrs. Adeosun said. “The present government has a planned economy and does not operate a command and control economic system as alleged by the former minister.
“There are no quick solutions to the current economic woes. We are going to pump N350 billion into the economy until we see growth. The job will be done painstakingly, and we will come out of it better,” she assured.
Mrs. Kemi Adeosun was a guest on Channels TV’s morning programme, Sunrise, on Thursday.