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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Nigeria economic woe is everybody’s fault – Gov. Ahmed

- Kwara state Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has advised Nigerians to stop blaming President Muhammad Buhari or any of the nation’s past leaders for the economic recession in the country- He advised that Nigerians should collectively think outside of the box for an enduring solution- The governor also said that Over the years, the money earned from oil-driven economy did not go into regenerative programmes but went into consumption and payment of petroleum subsidyKwara state Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has advised Nigerians to stop blaming President Muhammad Buhari or any of the nation’s past leaders for the economic recession in the country.The Punch reports that Governor Ahmed gave the advice on Wednesday 8th February in Ilorin while receiving members of the state Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.READ ALSO:Kwara Assembly ApprovesGov Ahmed's N5bn Loan RequestHe said that rather than blaming anybody for the country’s economic woes, Nigerians should collectively think outside of the box for an enduring solution.According to the governor, there is nowhere in the world where a nation runs a mono economy like Nigeria without running into economic recession.He said:“Over the years, the money earned from oil-driven economy did not go into regenerative programmes, but went into consumption and payment of petroleum subsidy.“So, what do you think will happen? The economy cannot be better. It is not the fault of Buhari or Jonathan; it is the faultof Nigeria’s leadership from inception. Itis the fault of everybody.“As a people, we must begin to see howwe can improve our resourcefulness. Enough of blame game, it won’t take us anywhere.“Once we improve on human capital development, we can begin to drive entrepreneurship and we would begin to move out of the recession.”Earlier, the president of KWACCIMA, Dr Ahmed Raji, commended Ahmed’s giantstrides on infrastructure development, provision of education and health facilities in spite of the dwindling economy.DOWNLOAD: Naij.com current affairs app for android to get the latest newsHe said that the chamber was working towards assisting some of its members in

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