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Focus on economy – PDP advises new ministers

National Publicity Secretary PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the newly-sworn-in ministers to quickly settle down to work and focus on the economy.

The party said that the present administration has so far played heavily ‘on dramatising routine procedures and processes, which was even glaring in the prolonged swearing-in of the ministers.’

A statement issued, Wednesday, by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, said the much-expected assignment of portfolios to the ministers did not inspire confidence that there is indeed any change being introduced in the system.

The party said with the inauguration, the All Progressives Congress (APC) 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.

“These 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’.

“Furthermore, 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,” said the statement.

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