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Globe-trotting Buhari urged to minimise trips

26 February 2016, 21:55Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - A socio-political analyst has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to cut down on foreign travels in the wake of the economic recession the country is currently experiencing.

Jude Ndukwe, the critic, claimed since his inauguration into office on May 29 last year, Buhari had traversed 24 countries around the world.

“Considering our scarce resources, this is too frequent, too costly and is a disturbing development as the nation is in its worst economic quagmire since independence,” said Ndukwe.

Ndukwe pointed out the country was suffering economic recession and hyper-inflation has our exchange rate run on auto-devaluation as it is now.

The prices of food stuff and basic items are climbing higher and out of the reach of the common man while the purchasing power of the citizens had been badly eroded.

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Unemployment was also a challenge, the analyst said.

Power supply, Ndukwe noted, had become more epileptic.

"Buhari keeps globe-trotting as if the solutions to the nation’s woes lie abroad,” said Ndukwe.

“The sophistry peddled by the administration’s spin doctors, as it was during the presidential campaigns, that the president’s frequent travels has already yielded much fruits for the country is only a lullaby-like tale told to children in order to put them to sleep and prevent their usual late night tantrums.”

Buhari was on Friday scheduled to leave for Egypt to attend the Business for Africa and the World Forum.

- CAJ News


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