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We’re suffering as ministers, political appointees says Buhari’s aide

20 September 2016, 14:21

Abuja - Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has said this was not the best time to serve in government, noting that officials of the present administration were suffering in their exalted offices, Vanguard reports.

He said in place of the luxuries and affluence, which usually characterized political offices in Nigeria, sacrifice and had become the lot of ministers, special advisers and chief executive officers of government agencies and parastatals.

Ojudu likened the current situation of the political appointees to that of the ordinary Nigerian in the face of the economic crisis in the country.

Ojudu, who noted that he had not been able to renew his rent which expired in May, also revealed that most ministers, except for those who had served as governors, were squatting with family friends in Abuja.

Meanwhile the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has predicted that the nation’s economy will likely come out of recession by the fourth quarter of this year according to News24.

Emiefele said the the economy will bounce back when the result of the various measures put in place by the Federal Government and the monetary authorities becomes manifest.

- News 24


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