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Economic Woes: Speaker Dogara defends APC, tells Nigerians who to blame

– Yakubu Dogara says the APC-led federal government cannot be blamed for the current economic challenges facing Nigeria

– Stella Oduah called for the establishment of an inland container terminal in Onitsha

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has reportedly defended his party over the dwindling economy of the country, Leadership reports.

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Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said previous governments should be blamed for dwindling economy

Dogara, who played host to unemployed aeronautic engineers and pilots from his native Bauchi state, on February 16, exempted the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government from being held responsible for the current economic challenges facing Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement issued by his spokesman, Turaki Hassan, where he was quoted to have said: “those who brought Nigeria to its current state should be blamed.”

Dogara assured that the APC-led government is doing everything within its power to clean up the mess left behind by previous administrations.

He acknowledged that the APC-government campaigned on the grounds of change with promise to fix the country, but advised Nigerians to be patience as the actualization will take some time.

‘‘We have sowed in the wind and we are now where reaping whirlwind and as long as the earth abide there will be seed time and harvest time. We dont want to dwell in the past. We are facing the future,” he said.

The current state of the country’s economy has generated serious concern among Nigerians. Just yesterday, February 16, a senator representing Anambra North senatorial district, Stella Oduah, called for the establishment of an inland container terminal in Onitsha, Anambra state to grow the nations economy and attain industrial revolution in the South East zone.

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In a recent interview with a former Delta state House of Assembly candidate, Mr Bemegho Eyeoyibo, he gave a detailed hint to the Federal Government on how to successfully diversify the country’s economy from being oil dependent as well as the sector to look into.

But, despite the hardship experienced in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari, in an interactive session with the Nigerian community in the United Kingdom on the sidelines of the supporting Syria conference in London, revealed that his administration had been able to plug leakages and save N2. 2 trillion through the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

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