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Opposition issues challenge to Buhari's cabinet

12 November 2015, 15:06

Abuja - The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the incoming cabinet to focus on resuscitating the economy.

The call follows the swearing-in ceremony of the cabinet, which has been held in Abuja.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said with the inauguration, the All Progressives Congress administration should fully resolve the issues on the actual position of the nation’s economy and the direction therein.

“Whereas President Muhammadu Buhari had announced that the nation is bankrupt to the extent he cannot pay his ministers, his new Minister of Information had contradicted him directly by stating how the government is buoyant and ready to deploy $2.5 billion infrastructure fund, saved N1.4 trillion with another N2.5 trillion ready as special intervention fund, which goes to say that the country is not actually broke,” Metuh said.

Also read: Buhari assigns portfolios to ministers

He said the new ministers should note the challenge before them regarding the image of the country which the APC government has changed from being the 'Heart of Africa' and a country of ‘Good people, Great nation’ to that of ‘Corrupt people, Broke nation.'

“We counsel the ministers, especially those who will be the face of the government, to note that the campaigns are over. Nigerians therefore will no longer condone propaganda, lies and deceit but expect a responsible dissemination based on truth, honesty and openness,” he said.

APC succeeded PDP as the ruling party.

- CAJ News


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