Senator Ben Murray-Bruce took to his Twitter page today to lament over the economic situation in Nigeria, saying that more attention is paid on anticorruption, while ongoing economic problem seems to be unnoticed. He cited the example of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, who he said fought corruption, grew the economy with low oil price of $15 per barrel. Continue to read his tweets…
“I appreciate the anticorruption war, but I wish our media also carry headlines of economic progress instead of incessant arrests by DSS/EFCC. We are fixated on anticorruption and dont notice what’s going on with our economy. Per @Bloomberg, In 1 week @AlikoDangote lost $3.7 billion.
The only business booming in Nigeria today is the business of arresting and detaining. I wouldn’t mind if we are arresting economic decline!
President Obasanjo fought corruption, yet he also grew the economy. And he did this with oil at $15 per barrel. Low oil price is no excuse,”he said.