Nigerians have gone to the X app (Twitter) to attack Finance Minister Wale Edun, saying he should quit blaming previous regimes for the country’s economic woes.
Recall that at the end of the inaugural Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, Wale Edun, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, told State House correspondents that the Tinubu administration faced a very terrible economy with inflation at 24%.
In the words of the Finance Minister, he said:
“Per capita had fallen steadily, inflation is at 24%, unemployment is high, you know they are rebasing how it’s calculated.
“Either way, it is high and youth unemployment is even unacceptably high, these are the key metrics that we have met.”
“We met a bad economy, but Mr. President promises to make it better.”
Reactions on X app (Twitter)
Nigerians have reacted to his statement saying that governments in power should stop blaming past governments for the ills of the economy.
Others (in a move to criticize the ruling party for hypocrisy) were puzzled as to why Wale Edun made this declaration knowing fully well that the said “bad economy” was inherited from the same political party (APC).
Ajani Oluwole recalled that the “bad economy inherited” was the same sentiment Buhari gave when he was in power for 8 years.
“Wale Edun should stop this story of bad economy were you not aware of it before now? The same story from @MBuhari for eight years please Nigerians don’t want to hear stories”
Wale Edun should stop this story of bad economy were you not aware of it before now? The same story from @MBuhari for eight years please Nigerians doesn't want to hear stories
— Ajani Oluwole❤🇳🇬 (@AjaniOluwole9) August 29, 2023
APC says they met a bad economy left by APC, Dollar is N926, unemployment na 50% plus, fuel over N600/litre, War on the verge with Niger, Pomo is N200 and bag of rice is N38k. But na Buba Porn leak Nigerians dey feast ontop twitter.
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— Akin Olaoye (@akintollgate) August 29, 2023
Buhari blamed Jonathan's PDP government for 8 years and ended up being the WORST government Nigeria has ever had.
Tinubu's APC government is now blaming Buhari's APC government. 🤔🤔🤔. The blame game continues while the masses suffer.
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— Mazi Ibem (@Mazi_Ibem) August 28, 2023
Is now obvious that Buhari's administration damaged our economy before leaving office. ThankGod Tinubu accepted he inherited a bad economy. And my question is: which magic will Tinubu use to revive our economy Buhari's administration damaged within his four years in office.
— ThankGod Atuegbu (@ThankgodAtuegb1) August 29, 2023
Who handed it over to them?
Isn't it same APC that mismanaged the economy in the first place?
— Olamide Obe (@olajideobe) August 29, 2023