President Muhammadu Buhari has asserted that his is government was not responsible for the lingering economic recession in Nigeria.
This is coming after the All Progressive Congress (APC) admitted that it was responsible for the country’s economic woes.
The party through the Chairman of the APC governors’ forum, Rochas Okorocha said that the party must take responsibility without shifting blame.
He had said: “This was not a problem brought by APC government; it is a problem that has existed long before APC came to government and we are only trying to clear the mess of the past. But we must take responsibility and we must never shift the responsibility to anybody.
“As APC, we are responsible for everything happening in Nigeria. We are responsible for the good, the bad, the ugly, but we are promising Nigerians that we shall fix it.”
Buhari however, in Abuja insisted that his administration did not lead Nigeria into recession again blamed the current economic challenges on the mismanagement of the past governments.
He said:, “In the last one and a half years of this administration, the economy has experienced some tough times, particularly with the decline in oil revenues, which has had a harsh impact on Nigerians at the grassroots.
“It is also important to note that the economic recession is not the making of this administration, but rather a consequence of bad management of the economy in the past couple of decades. Nor is the recession limited to Nigeria – there are far, far worse cases than Nigeria.
“Let us have faith in our great nation that we will come out of this recession vibrant and strong. Ours is more than any other government in the history of Nigeria. Ours is a people’s government. We therefore must and we will keep faith with the people. It is not going to be easy, but we are committed to dealing with the challenges in a decisive manner”.