Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to a statement made by the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki on the state of the nation's economy during his May Day address to workers in the state. The Governor told his audience that it is either the federal government removes fuel subsidy or prints more money to be able to pay workers' salaries beyond June.
Reacting to the statement, Senator Sani expressed his concerns about the nation's economy, especially at this point when the outgoing administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is about to hand over the reins of power to the incoming administration. He submitted in a post via his Twitter handle that if Obaseki's revelation is true, then the Buhari administration is leaving behind a flower-decorated box of snakes for the incoming administration.
His tweet read:
“If the option before the country is either to remove subsidy or to print more money as revealed by the Edo Governor, then it shows how badly the economy has been managed by this administration. The President is leaving behind a flower-decorated box of snakes for his successor.”
As expected, his tweet divided opinions mostly along political party lines. Supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the President disagree with him, with some saying that Governor Obaseki has been singing the money-printing song since he left the APC to the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). However, those who neither support nor have sympathies for the APC and the President agreed with the tweet. Some of them said they pity the incoming administration. Someone said both options would further damage the economy. Another suggested that the government should borrow money from rich politicians.
Read some selected reactions below:
Where do you stand on the economy this administration is bequeathing to the next one?
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