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I’ve not seen Nigeria in such a bad shape since the civil war – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, one of the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the current administration is the worst to emerge since the civil war.

Abubakar, who was vice president from 1999 to 2007, said this on Sunday at a media chat organised under the aegis of The United Nigeria Group (TUNG) in Abuja.

Listing his achievements in his years as a civil servant and vice president—where he chaired the economic team, he said he is a better and experienced presidential aspirant to solve Nigeria’s problems.

“So I believe this country requires all of these that I enumerated. In fact since the civil war I have not seen Nigeria in such a bad shape,” he said.

Lamenting the unemployment rate, the presidential hopeful said the present administration threw the country into recession and it’s yet to come out of it.

“Our unemployment rate is the highest, over 12 million men and women are unemployed. Our growth is at its lowest, when PDP administration was in power GDP growth rate was about 6%,” he said.

“But they took it over and crashed it; and dragged the nation into recession. We are trying to come out of recession at about 1.6 % growth, but consider the growth of our population.”

Abubakar who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to PDP in 2017 said he is the candidate that can take the country out of crisis.

He said Nigerians can attest to what his administration did in the eight years when they were in power, and if the subsequent government had continued with their policies, Nigeria would have been better for it.

“So, anyone who can come and lift up our economy to a level where our GDP growth will surpass our population growth, I think is the leader we should at this point in time support and give the opportunity to take our country out of this crisis. And that is what I stand for,” he said.

 

 

– The Cable

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