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Our Economy Has Taken A Nosedive – Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of Education, has compared Nigeria’s current economic situation to that of 1982 during the regime of ex-president, Shehu Shagari- and trends on that account.

In a speech in Lagos, the former minister stressed that the situation surrounding the economic, social and political sectors is precarious, saying that managing such situations would be really difficult for the government.

Ezekwesili recalled 1981 and 1982 years when Nigeria witnessed the same economic collapse as it is witnessing now.
We have found ourselves in a situation where every sector is in a precarious situation.

We are operating on uncertainty and it is very difficult. Our economy has taken a nosedive, and I ask how it is possible for Nigeria to find itself in this embarrassing situation.

Nigerians must study history because people who do not study history risk repeating all the mistakes made in the past.
The former minister also states that she was poorer while serving in government.

In a series of tweets Ezekwesili urged Nigerians to change their mindset of seeing government portfolios as an avenue to make money.


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  1. Nnamani Stephen Okechukwu

    Good talk from an intellectual and a very principled, transparent and outvocal true daughter of Nigeria.

  2. Nlemedim Lawrence Nnanna

    Nonsence!how was Education when you were a Minister?if them no give unua position unua go just dey cry up and down.

  3. Paul Ifeanyi Obiji

    Madam has given up on Chibok girls. Who will she attack next that Gej is no longer in leadership?

  4. Leo Churchill

    Minister of Chidbok Girls, what do you mean?

  5. Ejykman Anichebe

    Was used like a firlty rag and dumped….poor Oby

  6. Adekunle Opeyemi

    360 degrees U-turn! Such is life!

  7. Aminu Hamisu Yusuf

    What dives down must always float up. Nigeria will rise again. Let us support the President who knows the state of our economy and is equally concerned.

  8. Balogun Adesina

    Where has she been all these while ? She thought she would make ministerial list but when it dawn on her,she voiced out so that she could be heard.

  9. Emuobohwo Mudiaga Odje

    Mama they no remember you? Doo oo! After all the sun shine and raining they couldnt compensate you! Sorry lick your wound


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