Harsh economic policies have made Nigerians poor, frustrated – Jerry Gana


Former minister of information, Prof. Jerry Gana has said that the harsh economic policies of the Buhari administration has made Nigerians poor,
jobless, frustrated and hopeless”.
Gana, a former presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), spoke on Saturday in Abuja, at a retreat organised by the Kogi state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Renaissance Group.
The PDP chieftain said
Nigerians are the most miserable set of people in Africa because nothing is moving in the country.
He said, “Most Nigerians, the majority of them youths, have become poor, jobless, frustrated and hopeless”, adding that the PDP is the only hope for Nigerian to return back to sanity.
He said the country is in a difficult situation, noting that, “In the misery index, Nigeria is the highest in Africa.
“We are the most miserable set of people in Africa because nothing is moving. In fact, our currency is now 100 percent devalued. Nigeria is going through a very difficult time”.
Gana said, “The level of indebtedness in the past few years is such that every Nigerian is now in debt.
“The Naira is perhaps one of the most useless currencies in Africa today. I have never seen this level of corruption as we have today.
“In fact, the level of corruption makes the PDP governments look like angels because corruption is now a thousand times worse.”
He also lamented the security situation in the country, saying that nowhere is safe.
He added that even Katsina, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari, is bedevilled by banditry.
“Governor Maisari was advocating recently that everyone in Katsina state should get a gun. Do you know where Katsina is? Do you know who comes from Katsina? he asked.
Also speaking, former senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the deliberations in the retreat will reposition the PDP in the state.
He noted that, “Kogi has witnessed a change in fortune since 2015 but I am happy because today’s meeting sends a strong message to the PDP family throughout the country.
“We must not forget that our party, the PDP is the landlord in Kogi that was robbed of victory in the past elections. So, we must set aside our differences in the interest of the party”.


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