Buhari government more cautious than all PDP governments – APC leader – The Sun Nigeria
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) general manager Dr Salihu Moh Lukman claimed that the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari was much more cautious than all the governments of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) between 1999 and 2015. put together.
Reacting to criticism following President Buhari’s recent loan request to the National Assembly, Lukman in the statement he issued Wednesday in Abuja, urged the opposition to stop politicizing foreign borrowing by the government. federal government.
The PGF CEO also challenged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to do everything possible to stabilize the free fall of the Nigerian currency, calling the situation where the US dollar appears to be riding a roller coaster against the naira unacceptable. .
“Despite all this and ignoring all the years of opportunity lost under 16 years of PDP, the public debates around the comparative assessments of the performance of six years of APC government under President Buhari versus 16 years of PDP are unfairly dominated by allegations of recklessness and incompetence. .
“The PDP may wish to move beyond manipulative strategy to rewrite the realities of the incomparable achievements of the APC government led by President Buhari compared to all of the PDP administrations between 1999 and 2015 by producing a clearer empirical account. that no new evidence can present. Otherwise, the indisputable proof is that President Buhari’s PCA-led government was in fact more cautious than all of the PDP governments between 1999 and 2015, ”he argued.
Lukman, however, criticized government agencies for not doing enough to defend the achievements of the federal government, stressing: to be high the performance of the economy due to the relaxed attitude of some federally appointed people who should have been very proactive in leading public debates in the country.
“Many PDP leaders and their supporters are emboldened by the weak responses of designated federal government officials charged with the responsibility of involving Nigerians in government initiatives. The other very worrying challenge concerns the management of Nigeria’s currencies by the Central Bank of Nigeria, ”he noted in the statement.
Defying the CBN, Lukman wrote: “A situation in which the US dollar appears to be rolling a roller coaster against the naira is simply unacceptable. Had the exchange rate of the naira against the US dollar been stable over the past two years, most of the alleged debates over the so-called recklessness against President Buhari’s government would have long been settled.
“Therefore, while calling on the CBN to take all necessary urgent and speedy measures to stabilize the exchange rate of the Naira, a similar appeal must also be made to all federal government officials, especially in government departments. Finance and National Planning to provide all the intellectual information. leadership required to convert the false accusation that the APC-led Buhari government recklessly borrows.
“Nigeria’s borrowing, both in debt-to-GDP and debt-to-income ratio, is still below the allowable economic threshold of less than 60% and 46% respectively. While economic indices are the benchmark in any comparative assessment of the performance of the administration led by President Buhari against all PDP administrations between 1999 and 2016, PDP leaders and their supporters cannot have a voice in the debate. chapter! PGF DG joked in the statement.