Recession: Group tasks Buhari over palliatives for Nigerians

A non-gover nmental organisation, Christians Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to as a matter of urgency, put in place policies to cushion the unbearable impact of the ongoing economic recession on Nigerians.

The South-West Programme Officer of the organisation, Mr. Fasehun Anthony, who yesterday in Ibadan addressed a press conference on the state of the nation, said the time has come for the Federal Government to put in place a vibrant economic team to chart a way out of the recession.

He said the palliative policies which must be of positive effects to Nigerians must be properly monitored to ensure efficiency and accountability.

He said, “We call on the government as a matter of urgency to put in place policies that will cushion the unbearableimpact of the ongoing recession. The time has come for the government to put in place a vibrant economy team that will collaborate with the Central Bank of Nigeria and National planning, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Ministry of Industry,Trade and Investment and even the Federal Ministry of Agriculture now that we are talking about diversification”. He maintained that like the time of Biblical Joseph, Nigeria and Nigerians must cultivate the habit of savings and shun all forms of wastages, stating that even amidst recession; Nigeria can still save for the years ahead.

He pointed out that in doing this; it is time to see strict compliance to the usage of the TSA while states should be allowed to explore their respective natural resources so as to be self sufficient.

On the anti corruption war in the country, he tasked the government to make the war total by ensuring that there is no sacred cow, insisting the judiciary must convince Nigerians to the last hope of the common man.