Friday, 2 September 2016


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, to apologise to Nigerians over a comment credited to her on the current state of the nation’s economy.

The minister had on Wednesday on her twitter handle said: “The strongest of all warriors are ‘Time and Patience’, adding that people are concerned about recession but that ‘recession is a word...’

However, the PDP, through its Director of New Media, Deji Adeyanju, in a statement yesterday, said Adeosun’s utterances were not only out of place but also “insensitive” and that she should tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians.

The party expressed shock that the comment was made on the same day the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released a report stating that 4,580,602 people have lost their jobs since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office on May 29, 2015.

”We urge Mrs. Adeosun to apologise for her insensitive comments, to stop speaking like a motivational speaker and act like the Minister of Finance that she is. Mrs. Kemi Adeosun’s statement yesterday (Wednesday) was an out of line and insensitive attempt at signaling.

“Her comments fly against the reality of rising food costs, parents withdrawing children from schools due to fee increments and rising transportation costs among others,” the statement said.

The minister has however denied being the owner of the twitter handle
Source: Daily Trust

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