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Nigeria’s economy in deep crisis, Osinbajo admits

By Emma Ujah , Abuja Bureau Chief & Levinus Nwabughiogu

ABUJA-Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday told Nigerians protesting the severe economic hardship and hunger across the country that their message has been well received by the federal government.

Ag President Yemi Osinbajo

Acknowledging that it fell within the purview of their fundamental human rights to demand a better economy, Osinbajo said that it also troubled the government that many Nigerians were groaning and suffering from the pangs of hunger and poverty.

Though it was not a direct address to the Protesters who took to the streets of Abuja and later tried to make inroads into the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Acting President spoke at the Consultative Forum on Economic Growth and Recovery Plan, EGRP, held at the State House.

While also admitting that the economy was in deep crisis, Osinbajo however said that the government was determined to better the lot of the citizenry.


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