Economic recession in Nigeria a fake invention - Singer

The Nigerian Idol judge thinks the degree of economic hardship being faced under Buhari is no different from what obtained in the past.

Yinka Davies

According to the vocalist who spoke in an interview with Vanguard News, the difficulties being experienced by her countrymen have been in existence for a long time.

Many have attributed the hard times to the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari who seems to be dragging his feet in respect to fulfilling the campaign promises he made to the electorates.

As far as she is concerned, the degree of economic problems being faced in the country is not peculiar to any government.

“Recession is an understatement! What is recession?

“Do you look like there is recession? Is it written on your forehead? Why give name to something that does not exist?

"What exactly is the impact that is felt that has not been felt before, that you people are making noise over spilled milk that has been spilled long before now?

“There is nothing much more intense that has not been more intense before!

“This is happening now because we are still not asking the right questions.

“They give it a name and Nigerians just jump at the name, why jump at a name that is already in existence? Nigeria has been going through hell forever, this is just another phase.

“The question is who are we as a people? Where have we been? When community was taking care of everybody, did you see riots on the streets? Did people not take care of their children and that of other people?

“Are they still not doing the things they have been doing even when they say all sorts of nonsense are going on? So what are you talking about?,” she said.

Her comment is coming at a time of widespread protest by Nigerians who feel the government is somewhat unresponsive to their plight.

R&B singer, 2Face Idibia as well as some other entertainment figures have lend their voices in speaking against the challenges that have characterized the Buhari led administration.


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