Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige has faulted the claims that the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to pull the country out of the current recession was due to lack of an economic team, saying that those orchestrating such claims were job seekers who failed in their bid to be appointed ministers.
Ngige said that the Buhari’s economic team was composed of people of proven integrity adding that the pains Nigerians were experiencing were as a result of the depletion of the country’s foreign reserve by the past President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
He defended the proposed plan by the Federal Government to borrow $30 billion from money lenders abroad, saying that unnatural situations demand unnatural solutions.
The Minister spoke in an interview with reporters at the Annual Convention and 2016 Graduation Ceremony of Skill Acquisition Students of Bina Foundation, founded by Chris Atuegwu and his wife, Lady Ifeoma, weekend.
He said that contrary to the statement purportedly made by Ohanaeze that Ndigbo were being excluded, Buhari’s antecedents showed that “he loves Ndigbo,” warning the Igbo to stop alienating themselves politically, but instead, embrace other parts of the country with open hands.