By Peter Okolie
Onitsha (Anambra) – A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Sylvester Nwobualor, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to mobilise economic and financial experts to proffer solutions to nation’s economic challenges.
Nwobualor, who was Special Adviser to former Gov. Peter Obi of Anambra on Parks and Markets, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Onitsha on Thursday.
The APGA chieftain said that the current economic recession had been in existence even before Buhari took over the mantle of leadership.
According to him, it went unnoticed because of the expertise displayed by those who managed the economy at that time.
“Buhari is a strong-willed person who has the best of intentions for the country, but has faulty methods of realising his intentions.
“The President should solicit the expertise of those who had been in government and those who could get the country out of the current economic quagmire.”
Nwobualor criticised the suggestion for the government to sell-off the country’s national assets, describing it as an “aberration on the rights of citizens”.
“I don’t support the sale of our national assets; as the title suggests, the asset is owned by Nigerians and should be kept for them.
“I am rather of the opinion that economic and financial wizards who are in abundance in this country should be mobilised to find a sustainable solution to our economic quagmire.”
The politician argued that if the Federal Government sold the assets, the future generation and governments in particular, may not have assets to fall back on in times of economic hardship.
“Keep our assets intact and apply economic solutions to our economic problems,” Nwobualor stressed.
Edited by Akin Makanjuola/Nkechi Okoronkwo